By: Tonya Mead, CFE, PI, MBA, MA Educational Psychology

It is not often that I find interesting stories whereby school systems file lawsuits against former contractors and vendors alleging billing fraud, cost over runs, unnecessary delays, and mismanagement. Here is an exception.  The lawsuit was ultimately settled for $7.5 million in 2013.  The six year battle was so fierce that created a petition to convince DeKalb County to reach a settlement after spending upwards of $15 million ($18 million according to the local news station) for legal resolution.

Tonya J. Mead, CFE, PI, MBA, MA, Certified K-12 Administrator and School Psychologist is author of Fraud in Education: Beyond the Wrong Answer and president of Shared Knowledge, LLC