Tech nonprofit TIES funded by state schools misspent millions



By Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune

“A technology organization funded by Minnesota school districts misspent millions of dollars on a headquarters renovation, mismanaged a State Fair parking lot and had such lax financial controls it paid for nonexistent services, according to a private audit obtained by the Star Tribune.

TIES, a St. Paul-based nonprofit founded in 1967, has an annual operating budget of about $30 million, nearly all of which comes from member school districts, who tap the organization for training and technology such as the popular FeePay online system for lunch and activity payments.”

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