Miami-Dade County Public Schools OIG

In December 2007, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved an Interlocal Agreement with the School Board of Miami-Dade County. Under the agreement, the MDC Office of the Inspector General would take on the additional role of Inspector General for the nation’s 4th largest school district. The Interlocal Agreement grants to the OIG the authority to investigate any aspect of the school system. Independent oversight is essential to a school district managing $5.17 billion in public funds.

OIG Fiscal Year 2018-2019 M-DCPS Annual Report

December 2019
Annual report highlighting and summarizing the scope of the work undertaken on behalf of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) for 2018-2019.

OIG Final Report of Investigation – Chabad Chayil After-School Care Program

SB-17-0006-SI, September 25, 2019
Investigation into Chabad Chayil’s free use of school facilities to operate an after-school care program; and the School District’s selection and approval of after-school care programs. 

Announcement of Former Principal of Miami Jackson Adult Education Center Plea Agreement

SB-1617-1001, July 24, 2019
Miami Jackson Adult Education Center’s former principal who paid nanny with MDCPS funds sentenced for Official Misconduct and Grand Theft, following joint investigation by OIG, MDCPS Police, and SAO. 

OIG Final Report of Inspection - D. Stephenson’s Construction, Inc.’s Substitution of Electrical Subcontractors on Selected GOB-funded Projects

GOBIG-0015, April 2, 2019
Final Report of Inspection of electrical contractor’s lack of compliance with established M-DCPS requirements pertaining to the substitution of electrical subcontractors.

Memo Re: Arrest of Roxanne Insignares, Antonio Bouzan, and Marta Avalos for GED Fraud

January 24, 2019
Joint investigation by OIG and State Attorney's Office Public Corruption Task Force resulted in arrest of two MDCPS employees and a third person for a scheme to issue fraudulent GEDs for money.

Memo Re: Former Principal of the North Miami Adult Education Center Sentenced to State Prison

SB-1314-1014, December 5, 2018
Former Principal of the North Miami Adult Education Center, sentenced to state prison for kick-back/payroll fraud scheme following OIG joint investigation with SAO Public Corruption Task Force. 

Memo Re: Conviction of Jean Ridore, Former Principal of the North Miami Adult Education Center

SB-1314-1014, October 3, 2018
Former Principal of the North Miami Adult Education Center, found guilty in kick-back/payroll fraud scheme following OIG and SAO Public Corruption Task Force joint investigation.

OIG Fiscal Year 2017-2018 M-DCPS Annual Report

September 13, 2018
Annual report highlighting and summarizing the scope of the work undertaken on behalf of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) for 2017-2018.

Amendments to Board Policy 6320.02 – Small/Micro and Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise Programs and the Revised Office of Economic Opportunity Administrative Procedures Manual

GOBIG-0016, May 8, 2018
Memo regarding OIG’s collaboration with MDCPS staff on Amendment to School Board Policy to be internally consistent with the proposed revisions to the OEO Administrative Procedures Manual.

OIG Observations, Comments, and Recommendations relating to the Draft Revision of the Office of Economic Opportunity Administrative Procedures Manual

GOBIG – 0016, February 2, 2018
OIG’s recommendation to delay formal consideration of Draft OEO Administrative Procedures Manual in order to align Manual to School Board Policy on S/MBE and M/WBE programs. 

  • Office of the Inspector General, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
    2014-2015 Annual Report
  • Arrest of Principal of the North Miami Adult Educational Center for hiring no-show employee
    Ref. SB-1314-1014; October 5, 2015
  • OIG’s Audit Report on M-DCPS Administration of Miscellaneous Continuing Contracts Awarded to Construction Management At-Risk Firms
    Ref: SB 1314-1002; August 21, 2015
  • OIG Final Report of Investigation - Unauthorized Use of M-DCPS Vehicle to Travel Home During Work Hours
    Ref. SB-1415-1003, May 29, 2015
  • OIG Final Report of Investigation: Improper Use of Mathematics Coach Position and False Gradebook Entries to Conceal Non-Compliance with Class Size Maximum Requirements
    Ref. SB1314-1006; March 10, 2015
  • Receipt of M-DCPS’ Status Report and Closeout of the OIG’s Final Report of Investigation Re: On-going Misclassification by M-DCPS of  Construction Contractor’s Licensure Status for Contractor Prequalification and Contract Award Eligibility
    Ref. SB1314-1001; March 4, 2015