Bond Accountability Commission

Monitoring the construction and renovation program of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District


Bond Accountability Commission in the news:


By Patrick O'Donnell, Cleveland.com, June 14, 2017

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By Patrick O'Donnell Cleveland.com April 13, 2017

"Former Cuyahoga County official Elise Hara Auvil hired by Cleveland school construction watchdog"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/04/former_cuyahoga_county_human_r.html#incart_river_home

By Patrick O'Donnell Cleveland.com April 06, 2017

"School watchdog with "conflict of interest" booted by board president with her own potential conflict" (video)

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/04/school_watchdog_with_conflict_of_interest_booted_by_board_president_with_her_own_potential_conflict_video.html

 
 

Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer October 28, 2016

"Cleveland schools' E-Rate legal bills approach $700,000, with no money recovered yet"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/10/cleveland_schools_e-rate_legal.html

 

90.3 WCPN August 17, 2016 Karen Kasler

"State Impact Ohio: Yost Blasts Cleveland Schools for Missing Rebates"

http://wcpn.ideastream.org/stateimpact/2016/08/17/yost-blasts-cleveland-schools-for-missing-rebates

 

Patrick O'Donnell, cleveland.com August 16, 2016, The Plain Dealer August 17, 2016

"Cleveland schools were "stupid," not criminal, with $8 million rebate failures, state Auditor David Yost says"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/08/cleveland_schools_were_stupid.html#incart_river_index

 

Posted by Julia Bianco, WOIO

"Confusion lost Cleveland schools nearly $8.4 million in federal reimbursements, state audit finds"

http://www.cleveland19.com/story/32770258/cleveland-schools-state-audit-bac

 

By Patrick O"Donnel August 3, 2016 cleveland.com

Cleveland schools "not handling money well" with its no-bid projects, bond watchdog panel says

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/08/cleveland_schools_not_handling.html

 

By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer, March 17, 2016

"Did Doan Pyramid install the right gear in Cleveland schools? Watchdog group wants to know"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/03/did_doan_pyramid_install_the_r.html

 

By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer March 14, 2016

"Gaps in Cleveland schools' $500,000 E-Rate investigation baffle watchdog panel"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/03/gaps_in_cleveland_schools_5000.html#incart_m-rpt-1

 

By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer February 16, 2016

"Cleveland school district CEO Gordon delayed his "immediate" response to E-Rate failures by 18 months"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/02/cleveland_school_district_ceo.html#incart_river_home


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer
on February 09, 2016

"Three key things missing from report on the Cleveland schools' $8.5 million E-Rate rebate failure"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/02/three_key_things_missing_from_report_on_the_cleveland_schools_85_million_e-rate_rebate_failure.htmll


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer
on February 04, 2016

"Cleveland school district mis-reports its $8.5 million rebate failure - even after a $477,000 study of it"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/02/cleveland_school_district_mis-reports_its_85_million_rebate_failure_-_even_after_a_477000_study_of_it.html



ByPatrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer, January 26, 2016


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer on Cleveland.com on April 21, 2015


By  Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer on cleveland.com, April 18, 2015

Cleveland schools will spend $550 per hour to sort out $8.5 million rebate failure

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/04/cleveland_schools_will_spend_5.html


By Plain Dealer Editorial Board on cleveland.com April 18, 2015

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost must review Cleveland schools' $8.5 million rebate failure: editorial

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/04/ohio_auditor_dave_yost_ought_t.html#incart_river


Eric Sandy, Cleveland Scene,  Apr 15, 2015


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer,  April 13, 2015

Cleveland.com

Cleveland.com

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost considering review of Cleveland schools' $8.5M rebate failure; district paying for own review

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/04/state_auditor_considering_revi.html?ath=ce1d4240374766d775c7ac934da9b5f1


By Guest Columnist Eric Gordon on cleveland.com April 12, 2015

Cleveland school district committed to uncovering and disclosing failings in E-Rate reimbursement practices: Eric S. Gordon (Opinion)

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/04/cleveland_school_district_comm.html#incart_river


By Mark Naymik, Northeast Ohio Media Group on Cleveland.com April 9, 2015 

Cleveland schools and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish let us down: "Hey, Taxpayer!"

http://www.cleveland.com/naymik/index.ssf/2015/04/cleveland_schools_and_cuyahoga.html#incart_m-rpt-1
 


Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer April 05, 2015

Cleveland schools failed to collect $8.5 million in federal rebates, so you paid the bill instead

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/04/cleveland_school_district_fail.html#incart_story_package


Published April 03, 2015  Associated Press, featured on foxbusiness.com

Cleveland schools missed out on millions in technology rebates, but why is unclear, panel says

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2015/04/03/cleveland-schools-missed-out-on-millions-in-technology-rebates-but-why-is/


Patrick O'Donnell,  The Plain Dealer, Cleveland.com,  April 02, 2015



 

By Plain Dealer Editorial Board The Plain Dealer  April 01, 2015

Cleveland schools must stop playing games with the Bond Accountability Commission: editorial

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/04/cleveland_schools_must_stop_pl.html



 

By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer on Cleveland.com  March 25, 2015

Cleveland school construction watchdog to receive more money - and have time limits on terms

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/03/cleveland_school_construction_2.html#incart_related_stories

 

By Eric Sandy Cleveland Scene on Tue, Mar 11, 2015


By  Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial Board  on January 31, 2015

"Cleveland school district's treatment of Bond Accountability Commission is unacceptable: editorial"

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/01/cleveland_school_districts_tre.html



By  Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer on January 14, 2015

Cleveland school board stalls on campaign promise again; Mayor Jackson now part of delay

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/01/cleveland_school_board_stalls_on_

campaign_promise_again_mayor_jackson_now_part_of_delay.html



By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer , December 18, 2014

"Cleveland schools balking on campaign promise? School board delays funding for construction watchdog"


http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/12/cleveland_schools_balking_on_c.html
 


By Editorial Board The Plain Dealer October 30, 2014

"Cleveland voters must turn out for Issue 4, the school construction bond: editorial"

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/10/voters_should_support_issue_4.html


 Mike Scott Collinwood Observer October 15, 2014

"CMSD plans buildings for 21st Century education"

http://collinwoodobserver.com/read/2014/10/15/cmsd-plans-buildings-for-21st-century-education


 

By Editorial Board of Northeast Ohio Media Group and The Plain Dealer on October 11, 2014

“Yes on Issue 4, the Cleveland school construction bond and levy: endorsement editorial”

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/10/yes_on_issue_4_the_cleveland_s.html


 

 

By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer on October 09, 2014

“Cleveland school district makes endorsement pitch for Issue 4 and its construction bonds: Key takeaways from the session”

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/10/cleveland_school_district_make_1.html

 


 

By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer on October 08, 2014

 

“Cleveland schools pitch their $200 million construction bonds to editorial board today: What do you want to know?”

 

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/10/cleveland_schools_pitch_their.html#incart_story_package

 



By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer on September 27, 2014

"Watchdog of Cleveland's school construction project backs $200 million tax proposal"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/09/watchdog_of_clevelands_school_construction_project_backs_200_million_tax_proposal.html


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer on September 24, 2014

“Cleveland's school bonds "Won't raise taxes" because the district already raised them”

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/09/clevelands_school_bonds_wont_r.html


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer July 21, 2014

"Quiet tax increases cleared the way for the Cleveland schools' "no tax increase" tax request"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/07/quiet_tax_increases_cleared_th.html


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer June 23, 2014

"Cleveland school board has its only hearing on new school construction plans tonight"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/06/cleveland_school_board_has_its.html


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer June 21, 2014

"West Siders don't want to build new schools as much as East Siders do, Cleveland schools chief says"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/06/west_siders_dont_want_to_repla.html


By Editorial Board The Plain Dealer June 14, 2014

"The Cleveland school district needs to make the hard decisions on school building plan: editorial"

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/06/cleveland_school_district_need.html


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer cleveland.com      June 13, 2014

"Cleveland is not "overbuilding" schools or favoring East Side over West, District says"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/06/cleveland_is_not_overbuilding.html


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer cleveland.com      June 04, 2014, 6:00AM

"Declining East Side neighborhoods would continue being overbuilt with schools, while West Side neighborhoods receive too little, watchdog panel predicts "

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/06/declining_east_side_neighborho.html


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer         May 30, 2014 at 9:01 AM

"Watchdog of Cleveland's school construction plans says it is being left out"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/05/watchdog_of_clevelands_school.html


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer  cleveland.com  May 19, 2014, 6:00AM

"A dozen things to know about the upcoming Cleveland school construction plan"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/05/ten_things_to_know_about_the_u.html


By Chuck Hoven Posted by PlainPress ⋅ March 16, 2014

"Investment school meeting offers a look at progress made and obstacles faced at Lincoln West High School”

http://plainpress.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/investment-school-meeting-offers-a-look-at-progress-made-and-obstacles-faced-at-lincoln-west-high-school/


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer  February 21, 2014

"Cleveland Schools' enrollment squeezes elementary building plans"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/02/clevelands_building_plans_get.html


By Mark DeMarino EyeonOhio.org November 21, 2013

“Schools in Ohio ignore risks from bad air”

http://eyeonohio.org/schools-in-ohio-ignore-risks-from-bad-air/


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer The Plain Dealer November 13, 2013

"Follow tonight's discussion of building plans for the Cleveland schools here for live updates"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/11/follow_tonights_discussion_of.html


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer  September 18, 2013

"Cleveland school district faces tough choices to reduce the $220 million estimated cost of finishing its school construction project"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/09/cleveland_school_district_face.html


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer  September 12, 2013

"Cleveland school construction plan will cost residents at least $167 million more to finish, new estimate says"

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/09/cleveland_school_construction.html 


By The Plain Dealer Editorial Board July 17, 2013

"Cleveland's huge school construction project needs scrutiny from the Bond Accountability Commission: editorial"

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/07/post_112.html


By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer July 13, 2013

“Cleveland school district building new homes for John Marshall, Max Hayes and Cleveland School of the Arts”

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/07/long-awaited_construction_of_t.html


By The Plain Dealer Editorial Board June 17, 2012

"Cleveland schools' diversion of bond funds causes taxpayers to get less for their money: editorial"

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/06/cleveland_schools_diversion_of.html

 

By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer June 9, 2012

Cleveland schools' bond issue eroded by spending on necessary repairs

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/06/cleveland_schools_bond_issue_e.html


By Thomas Ott, The Plain Dealer   cleveland.com November 21, 2010

Cleveland school district's building program at a crossroads

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/11/cleveland_schools_building_pro.html