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Saturday, January 15, 2005

Prince George's Co. Schools Could Lose $10M in Funding

WTOP: http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?sid=388275&nid=25

>Prince George's Co. Schools Could Lose $10M in Funding
>Updated: Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 - 7:33 AM

>UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Prince George's County schools
>have already lost $10 million in state funding and could
>lose another $10 million because the system failed to
>submit its annual audit on time.

>Members of the county school board say the routine
>audit was due Sept. 30, but has been delayed because
>the accounting firm asked the school system to
>investigate purchasing decisions made by the school
>system's Chief Executive Officer Andre J. Hornsby, 51.

>The school board's ethics panel cleared Hornsby,
>saying he didn't violate school system policies in his
>dealings with two educational software vendors.

>But the FBI and other agencies are investigating
>Hornsby's dealings with California-based LeapFrog
>SchoolHouse and other educational software
>companies. Hornsby bought nearly $1 million
>worth of LeapFrog products for the school system
>in June without disclosing that he lived with a
>saleswoman for the company, Sienna Owens.

>(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights

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