In my column last month ("Why grants don't cover operating expenses," ), I mentioned that the School District of Lancaster, Pa., is under investigation by the state and the FBI for alleged mismanagement of grant funds. This month, I'd like to discuss the lessons we all can learn from Lancaster's example.

The investigation in Lancaster focuses mainly on the district's use--or misuse--of consultants. It is a fact that today many districts bring in outside experts to assist with curriculum development, professional development, and project implementation. (Some districts use consultants to write their grant proposals, too.) ...

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