Brownsville ISD Lawsuit Alleges Insurance Purchasing Irregularities

browns“On or about July 20, 2011, insurance agents from the community and BISD employees publicly complained to the Board about the selection of insurance vendors and the process used to select them. They voiced their concerns that the selection and awarding contracts to vendors were not handled properly and fairly….”

“District Policy CH(Local) and (Legal) require purchases or services $25,000 or more to require Board approval before a transaction may take place. Escobedo and Peña voted against conducting an investigation of the Employee Benefits Department that paid $188,000.00 to an insurance company and another payment of $78,000.00 to a local insurance agent, in order to protect the administrator(s) that violated this policy.”