John de la Howe School board members and administrators confront an angry Chairman Bingham at the state house of representatives public education and special schools subcommittee meeting on Tuesday. (Kate Hruby | Index-Journal)
John de la Howe School board members and administrators confront an angry Chairman Bingham at the state house of representatives public education and special schools subcommittee meeting on Tuesday. (Kate Hruby | Index-Journal)
COLUMBIA — John de la Howe School board members and administrators faced an exasperated and angry Kenny Bingham on Tuesday morning, while appearing before the state House of Representatives public education and special schools subcommittee.
Bingham, chairman of the subcommittee, said he was fed up with the school's failure to comply with the subcommittee's explicit directives during the past three years, even though the school received the funding to do so.
Bingham said the subcommittee's concerns were substantiated by a recent Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) report reviewing the school's management.
The OIG report was based on the school's 2012-13 Annual Accountability Report (AAR) that was primarily written by school president Thomas Mayer.
According to the OIG report, the AAR did not provide any quantitative, empirical data proving the school was fulfilling its mission in a fiscally efficient manner.

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Inspector General's report on JDLH