State Official: Attleboro (Mass.) Schools Broke Law

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A controversial 2009 bus contract between a private company and Attleboro Public Schools violated at least one state law, according to a letter sent to Superintendent Pia Durkin earlier this month by Massachusetts Inspector General Gregory W. Sullivan.

The letter focuses on contractor H&L Bloom Inc.'s use of Attleboro High School's parking lot to garage the buses and the company's use of school office space.

Bloom was allowed these uses under a $1-per-year "license agreement" that was finalized after the three-year, $5.4 million contract was awarded, according to Sullivan's letter.

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