Teachers and school administrators (“educrats”) in Democrat-run Chicago have been heisting the gift cards the Department of Ed sent out to incentivize student performance. The teachers used the cards to purchase desperately needed classroom supplies to help all of their students.
How did the scammers and thieves (oh, sorry, I meant educators) spend those gift cards and other school funds intended for students?
How about a gourmet lunch club where a principal and teachers feasted on lobster and steak, while the kids were forced to eat those crappy federal fruits and vegetables?
If you were a kid, what would you rather have for lunch: the usual, or a thick, juicy steak with shrimp on the side?
Another educator got a BMW immaculately cleaned and detailed with the kids’ cash, because, well, don’t all property taxpayers who fund the public schools drive BMWs too?
One principal ripped off the gifts for students by spending at least $22,000 for personal electronics and groceries.
Once this information found its way into the local media, the Chicago Public Schools sprang into action and put an inspector on the case to make sure that should this ever happen again, the media wouldn’t find about it. Well, actually, they decided to distribute new policy guidelines about the proper use of gift cards.
CPS on Wednesday said it was developing a broader policy to govern the purchase and use of gift cards.
So, apparently, Chicago teachers used the George Costanza defense. “Was I not supposed to use the gift cards intended for students to buy myself a lobster lunch and get my car detailed? That was never made clear to me.”