The Rockwood School District overpaid its longtime construction management company by more than $1.2 million over the last 10 years, essentially paying the firm twice for some work related to bond projects, a state audit has found.

The audit also concludes that some of those additional payments were approved, at least indirectly, by a Rockwood School Board member, Steve Smith, who was employed by that firm, Glenn Construction Co.

The Post-Dispatch reported in 2011 on Rockwood’s exclusive and expensive relationship with Glenn Construction, which for years has been the sole winner of district bond issue construction management contracts. A taxpayer group then pushed for a state audit of district operations.

Full article