Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Memphis School audit even bigger mess

for taxpayers than first thought.


Customers of Memphis City Schools' catering service got a heck of a deal, a preliminary audit shows.

The audit reveals former nutrition services director James Jordan, who resigned Oct. 11, extended credit to catering patrons and severely underpriced catering events.

A draft of the report, discussed at Monday's school board audit committee meeting, shows the catering operation has lost at least $157,832 through a combination of underpricing and the hiring of new catering assistants in May -- a cost borne by taxpayers.