Dallas ISD trustees' audit committee is floating a proposal that would create an Office of the Inspector General to oversee, like, everything
The Dallas Morning News - almost 5 years
While searching the Dallas ISD's website for something entirely unrelated, I came across this intriguing late addition to Thursday's Audit Committee Meeting agenda: "Discussion of Formation of an Office of Inspector General Incorporating Internal Audit and Enhanced Compliance Responsibilities." Pardon?
Per the docs you'll find below, it would appear the district's looking to put several watchdogs into a single kennel, among them DISD's internal auditor and the Office of Professional Responsibility. The timing's certainly intriguing: You've got Allen Wesson, the district's internal auditor, close to retirement, as well as the district's ongoing tussle with the Texas Education Agency over DISD's refusal to give federal money to tutors running their so-called "racket."
Right now the OPR, which regularly looks into the kinds of incidents Tawnell reported on back in 2010, reports directly to the superintendent. Matter of fact, it was Michael Hinojosa who created the OPR back in July
The Dallas Morning News article