On September 1, 2011, I met with members of the Springfield School Committee and provided the findings of Director of Internal Audit Mark Ianello relative to his review of Dr. Alan Ingram’s contract and subsequent ‘side letters.’ Following Director of Internal Audit Ianello’s review, I directed the City’s Chief Administrative and Financial Officer (CAFO) Lee Erdmann to perform a complete review of procedures.
The CAFO has provided me with the results of his review and I am forwarding them to the school committee today so that it can be reviewed at the Contracts and Legislative Subcommittee meeting scheduled for today. The CAFO has verified the calculations of the Internal Auditor and made recommendations to improve procedures in the future.
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated “I am looking forward to this matter reaching finality so that it will no longer serve as a distraction to the Springfield Public Schools. I will direct that the recommendations of the CAFO be implemented as soon as possible to ensure this does not occur again.”