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School Foundations: Big Business and Risky Business

School Foundations: Big Business and Risky Business

How times have changed! I can remember a time when there were just a very small number of school-related organizations known as parent-teacher associations, or PTAs, that informally dealt with school issues of the day.

One Bad Apple Can Ruin Your School District’s Finances and Reputation

One Bad Apple Can Ruin Your School District’s Finances and Reputation

February 20, 2019: A former chief financial officer pleaded guilty to 20 federal counts of embezzlement, wire fraud, and money laundering over a 16-year period after stealing $1.2 million from his former employer. This CFO oversaw all of the employer’s finances, including a nearly $260 million general fund, and misspent $46 million of the fund balance.

How cyberattacks are inflicting huge harm at US schools

How cyberattacks are inflicting huge harm at US schools

Over six weeks, the vandals kept coming, knocking the school system’s network offline several times a day.

There was no breach of sensitive data files, but the attacks in which somebody deliberately overwhelmed the Avon Public Schools system