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Lessons Learned From Charter School Fraud and Mismanagement

Tuesday, March 15 4:15 pm–5:30 pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 101B

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Prevent fraud and prepare for sustainability with the proper organization structure and tight internal controls. Participants will hear examples of fraud and learn how to establish internal controls and policies.

Setting up the proper organization structure and tight internal controls is critical for sustainability. Exposure to fraud is prevalent, especially when growing. Are you a steward of policies and procedures designed to limit fraud? Does your school promote and maintain systems of accountability? Participants will hear real examples of fraud and financial mismanagement found in California charter schools. Participants will learn the importance of considering scale when establishing policies, controls and structure.

Strand: Funding
Topic: Budget, Finance and Fundraising
Primary Audience: Administrators, Board Members, Business Managers, Authorizers, Charter School Leaders
Additional Audience(s): Charter School Developers
Level: All


Neal Millard Neal Millard, Musick, Peeler, & Garrett LLP

Mr. Millard represents charter schools and CMOs. He has been involved in financial transactions, real estate acquisitions, grant documentation and leasing matters. He has served on the Boards of the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools and After School All-Stars. Prior to joining Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP in 2009, Mr. Millard was a partner in Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and in White & Case. He was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Law at the USC Law Center. He has been voted by his peers as a Los Angeles Super Lawyer since its inception, and he appears in the 2006 and subsequent editions of The Best Lawyers in America.

Matt Miller Matt Miller, Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co

Luis Viramontes Luis Viramontes, ExED

Luis Viramontes joined ExED in 2008. Prior to joining, Luis garnered over ten years of experience in finance and accounting as Controller of Incard Technologies, Controller of La Agencia de Orci, and Controller of On Call Computer Supply. He completed substantial coursework in business administration from Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico and attended Cal State LA.