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Audit reveals numerous issues at Uhigh
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A newly-released state audit has troubling findings related to LSU’s University Laboratory School (ULS) including questionable purchases and travel.

Details were outlined in a report issued by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Monday. The audit also found that one of the school’s principals allowed his wife’s company to use school resources and allegedly accepted five free trips to an all-inclusive resort.

The prestigious K-12 school is located on the edge of the LSU campus.

Auditors say of 63% of ULS purchases they randomly reviewed were for items or services “that would not typically be allowed by University policy such as employee gifts including Apple watches and gift cards, Director’s Award scholarships and non-employee/spouse travel.” Auditors say two school administrators, secondary principal Frank Rusciano and elementary principal Myra Broussard, established their own business, called Cub Care, so that they could be compensated for aftercare programs at the schools for the 2017-2018 school year. The amount the principals should be paid for after-school activities had been a matter of contention for several years, auditors said.

The actions by the Rusciano and Broussard “appear to represent an attempt to circumvent University management’s disapproval and University policy.”

The two principals set up a system so that parents could have their credit cards drafted for the after-school program and then did not deposit those funds into a University account to “ensure that they (the principals) would get paid,” auditors claim.

Auditors also found that Rusciano received complimentary travel and accomodations at an all-inclusive resort for himself and one guest on five different occasions in exchage for him using a particular travel agency. That travel agency was used by ULS for booking groups of more than 75 people for the school’s annual trip to Washington, D.C., the audit says.

Interim Dean Dr. Roland Mitchell provided LSU’s management response to the audit findings.

Mitchell said ULS has taken “personnel actions” with respect to the two principals. “These outcomes are in process and will be completed no later than June 30, 2019,” Mitchell wrote in his response.


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Corruption in a public institution? Im shocked


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Corruption in Louisiana, what else is new?


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The audit also found that one of the school’s principals allowed his wife’s company to use school resources and allegedly accepted five free trips to an all-inclusive resort.



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re: Audit reveals numerous issues at Uhigh
How is that corruption?

It sounds like just a perk of the position.
No one stole anything.

And the wife prolly just borrowed a few tables and chairs for a crawfish boil when there was no one using them at the time.

No big deal.
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Ah, so thats why Chad Mahaffey left and went to coach at Walker


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They'll get Gordon pro bono.


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re: Audit reveals numerous issues at Uhigh
Thank God my kid got shot down from going there.


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re: Audit reveals numerous issues at Uhigh
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How is that corruption?

It sounds like just a perk of the position.
No one stole anything.


Ethics violations for public employees.

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And the wife prolly just borrowed a few tables and chairs for a crawfish boil when there was no one using them at the time.


Cool cool. Things purchased with public/Univesity dollars? Think you or I, members of the public, could have just walked up and asked to borrow them for a company crawfish boil, as per your hypothetical?


J Murdah
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re: Audit reveals numerous issues at Uhigh
Is this why Mahaffey left??


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re: Audit reveals numerous issues at Uhigh
If they ever audit the athletic department It will be much worse than that.


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re: Audit reveals numerous issues at Uhigh
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Rusciano received complimentary travel and accomodations at an all-inclusive resort for himself and one guest on five different occasions in exchage for him using a particular travel agency.

That travel agency was used by ULS for booking groups of more than 75 people for the school’s annual trip to Washington, D.C., the audit says.

Whats the big deal?? He used the travel agency because historically, they've been a good group to work with.


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Bad timing with tragedy happening on Friday.


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damn, no one gets turned away from u-high


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Tigerbait357
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If they ever audit the athletic department It will be much worse than that.



No shite


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Bad timing with tragedy happening on Friday.


what tragedy?


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Elephant-esque knees


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Think you or I, members of the public, could have just walked up and asked to borrow them for a company crawfish boil, as per your hypothetical?
IDK. Maybe. I borrow and return stuff for a party all the time. What does it hurt?

And I don’t see any harm going on the trips. It’s the same as earning airline miles and then using them to go on a vacation. Travel creates rewards you go on trips with.

Jeezum. Everybody done lost their mind.


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