Thompson Finds Department of Education Drinks Expensive Coffee

Here’s a video Bill Thompson’s office released today to accompany his latest audit, which found that the city Department of Education didn’t adhere to their own cost-control measures when it came to traveling expenses for teachers.

Among Thompson’s findings is an $11,970 expenditure for 30 teachers to attend a retreat in the Catskills, even though only 18 teachers attended.

Also: “[A]t a multiple day retreat, the per-person cost for breakfast was $32.344 (including a charge of $7.50 per person for coffee).” 

Thompson Finds Department of Education Drinks Expensive Coffee