Department of Education gives Consultants $391,469 Stimulus Package

Molly Spearman SCASA

It’s that time again. The time when South Carolina taxpayers can see just how much money the “strapped” SC State Department of Education has paid out to education contractors and consultants during a recession.

This month, almost $400,000 was doled out to a variety of consultants, contractors and political advisers. Unfortunately, those aren’t the only people who got paid big bucks. Teachers may be on furlough, or without work, but SCASA managed to somehow squeeze $29,000 from taxpayers. Were some of these other payments made to folks who had booths set up at the recent SCASA oceanside retreat? Rex’s frequent excuse that contractors are brought in to “save the department money” certainly doesn’t hold water in this instance.

Here is a recap of consultant spending in 2009.

  • January-$296,526
  • February-$358,398
  • March-$366,996
  • April-$397,876
  • May-$333,791
  • June-$391,469
  • Year to Date- $2,145,056

Here is a complete list of contractors and consultants who received checks from the Department of Education in June 2009. See it for yourself here.

ZEKE STOKES LLC    $3,439.00
ZEKE STOKES LLC    $2,413.00

YVONNE JONES    $333.00
WILLIE GALE WILLIAMS    $150.00
VIRGINIA M GRAHAM PEELE    $130.00
VICTOR R BROWN    $250.00
VERA D CRIBB    $155.00
TRINA STRICKLAND RANDLE    $7,240.00
TRESE W REED    $150.00
TRACY L WILBUR    $750.00
TRACEY S SMITH    $100.00
TRACEE S SIMPSON    $650.00
TOSHIBA T STEED    $50.00
TIESHIA MCPHERSON    $125.00
THOMASENA WILLIAMS    $125.00
THOMASENA M DAVIS    $120.00
THE CENTER FOR CREATIVE LE    $720.00
THE ASSIGNMENT AGENCY    $4,305.00
TERRI D HODGE    $625.00
TERESA C ALEXANDER    $1,300.00
TAMMI CAMPBELL    $1,500.00
TAMERA BROWN    $165.00
TAMELA T USHER    $650.00
TAMARA HENNGHAN    $125.00
SYSTEM WIDE SOLUTIONS INC    $13,982.40
SYSTEM WIDE SOLUTIONS INC    $17,775.00
SWANSON EDITORIAL INC    $1,020.00
SUSANNE GRANT    $120.00
SUSAN H ELMORE    $130.00
SUE J HINES    $2,612.50
SUE J HINES    $2,612.50
STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS FOR    $1,425.00
STRATEGIC INNOVATIONS    $6,300.00
STEPHANY FLEMING    $125.00
STATE AGENCY    $1,818.26
SPENCER SHELBY BABB    $250.00
SPEAKING SOLUTIONS    $1,500.00
SHYRA L TAYLOR    $4,000.00
SHYRA L TAYLOR    $125.00
SHYRA L TAYLOR    $2,000.00
SHIRLEY ALLISON    $100.00
SHELIA ROUSE    $125.00
SHAYLA PETTIGREW    $155.00
SENADA MOUZONE    $100.00
SECA    $30.00
SCAPT    $585.00
SC ASSOC OF SCHOOL ADMINIS    $29,070.00
SARA ROGERS    $150.00
SANDRA ALTON    $140.00
SALLY A DUNBAR    $650.00
RYACUS ANTENS DEAN    $1,500.00
ROWAN ARMSTRONG    $500.00
ROSALIND WASHINGTON    $75.00
RONALD A MCWHIRT    $1,500.00
ROMANA BAGNA    $650.00
RODNEY DALE KELLY    $4,987.50
ROBIN ELIZABETH GRUBB    $130.00
ROBERTA THOMPSON    $130.00
ROBERT T LONG    $2,000.00
RENEE B SILVER    $3,000.00
RENEE B SILVER    $1,000.00
RENEE B SILVER    $125.00
R WOLFE & ASSOCIATES    $3,990.00
R EVERGRACE JACKSON    $625.00
PWS EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING    $7,240.00
PWS EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING    $6,328.00
PFES    $12,000.00
PERRY MCLEOD    $375.00
PENELOPE NEW    $1,000.00
Payee     Amount
PAULA WATSON    $100.00
PATRICIA NEAL    $125.00
PATRICIA H WILLIAMS    $100.00
PAMELA PHILLIPS MCINTYRE    $125.00
PAMELA KAY BEGGS    $500.00
NORTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY CO    $4,145.68
NORMA L ASHBURN    $617.50
NICOLE L HENDERSON    $250.00
NICK MILASNOVICH    $1,425.00
NICHOLAS RYAN BISHOP    $500.00
NEWTON JAMES & ASSOC LLC    $1,425.00
NATHANAEL D BIESTER    $250.00
NANCY E BURCHINS    $4,180.00
MYRTIS Y WALKER    $625.00
MULTI MEDIA SERVICES    $500.00
MONICA I DAVIS    $110.00
MLS CONSULTING LLC    ($9,500.00)
MILTON DON MARLEY    $2,850.00
MILLIE HOWARD GRIFFIN    $250.00
MIHAELA ALEXANDER-JOINER    $300.00
MICHELE CLEMBURY    $165.00
MELINDA DEYASI    $320.00
MELANIE D GADDY    $650.00
MELANIE BRADFORD    $100.00
MARY F BARRIER    $125.00
MARY E JONES    $75.00
MARTHA WATSON    $3,566.46
MARLENE STEPHENS    $3,000.00
MARKEDA S PETERSON    $100.00
MARILYN J GARDNER    $100.00
MARGARET THOMPSON    $125.00
LYNN T WILLIAMS    $50.00
LYDIA WINN    $110.00
LUKE DUESBERRY    $3,000.00
LOU ANGLIA PRESSLEY    $125.00
LORRAINE Y FORD LOCKWOOD    $50.00
LORETTA J ATKINSON    $750.00
LISA CARRIGAN    $2,000.00
LINDSEY R TOOMER    $625.00
LINDSAY BEESAN    $100.00
LINDA STRICKLAND    $130.00
LINDA P HAWKINS    $1,520.00
LINDA ELIZABETH HAINS    $4,800.00
LILLIAN P WHALEY    $155.00
LENA RENE’ BAKER    $750.00
LENA RENE’ BAKER    $2,100.00
LEAP CONSULTING LLC    $1,330.00
LAVONNE ANDERSON    $175.00
LAURA FOXWORTH RAND    $3,300.00
KRISTI GOODWIN    $750.00
KRISTEN W HILL    $1,300.00
KIMBERLY L CARRAWAY    $100.00
KIMBERLY J HARRELSON    $650.00
KIMBERLY BEHLING    $100.00
KENYA PEREZ    $1,750.00
KATHLEEN CARR    $3,300.00
KATELYN VEREEN    $250.00
KARIN MCRAE    $70.00
KARENA N HILL    $2,000.00
KAREN H RICHARDSON    $125.00
JULIE S HORNE    $750.00
JULIA W BALDWIN    $650.00
JUDY W TINDER    $225.00
JOY DUNCAN    $650.00
JOY A FINLEY    $50.00
JOHN BENJAMIN BEASLEY    $250.00
JOHANNA O KILLOY    $617.50
JOANN L HUGEE    $100.00
JOANN GRANT    $1,500.00
JESSICA FAULK    $100.00
JERRY STRICKLAND    $50.00
JERRY HUGHES MARTIN    $617.50
JEAN BANE POSTON    $100.00
JANICE JOLLY    $100.00
JANE W FARRELL    $1,092.50
JANE CHASTAIN    $650.00
JANE A EMBLER    $997.50
JAMES W WELLER    $250.00
JAMES P JOHNSON JR    $2,000.00
JAMES E WRIGHT    $1,500.00
JAMES E MUSSELWHITE    $250.00
JAMES BRODERICK    $50.00
JACQUELINE G MCGILL    $100.00
INTEGRITY RES & CONSULTING    $18,500.00
INGLE CONSULTING LLC    $6,000.00
INABINETTE RICHARDSON    $100.00
HINSON AND ASSOC    $760.00
HALI BROOKE HODGIN    $250.00
GWENDOLYN R MCNEIL    $2,100.00
GWENDOLYN MCFADDEN    $155.00
GRAHAM WOOD    $550.00
GLOBAL REFERRAL.NET    $1,500.00
GINA D RODRIGUEZ    $650.00
GEORGETTE J BRITT    $100.00
GENE RANDOLPH POSEY JR    $650.00
GARCIA S BYRD    $1,520.00
FRED EDGERTON    $1,000.00
FRANCES K BOUKNIGHT    $750.00
FLORIDA VIRTUAL SCHOOL    $37,500.00
FITZMAURICE INTERPRETING    $3,800.00
FELICIA M BROWN    $50.00
FAYE P COLLINS    $100.00
ETHEL M BRIGHT    $1,000.00
ERICKA R HURSEY    $750.00
ELLA M FULTON    $125.00
ELIZABETH G MCKINNEY    $3,420.00
EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENT    $9,800.00
EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENT    $3,800.00
DIANE BURGESS    $125.00
DEVINS NICKELSON    $75.00
DESIREE P SMITH    $250.00
DENNIS THOMPSON JR    $1,140.00
DENNIS M ROBERTS    $500.00
DENISE LEWIS    $840.00
DENISE D ALLEN    $1,200.00
DEBORAH L GOOCH    $2,100.00
DARLENE WILBORN    $1,650.00
DARKNESS TO LIGHT    $900.00
DAISY WILSON    $80.00
DAISY W WOLFE    $100.00
CYNTHIA R PARKER    $215.00
CYNTHIA EDGE    $125.00
CONNIE W RODGERS    $155.00
COASTAL VIDEO AND SOUND    $6,516.00
COASTAL VIDEO AND SOUND    $6,516.00
CLARKSON PROFESSIONAL    $5,510.00
CINDY LUE MARTIN    $600.00
CHRISTOPHER AVINS    $250.00
CHRISTI NICHOLE SCHRADER    $1,500.00
CHINA G COX    $250.00
CHARITY WALKER    $1,400.00
CAROLYN MIE BROWN    $100.00
CAROLYN F CAREY    $110.00
CAROLYN AMELIA FESPERMAN    $650.00
CAROLINE RACHEL TAYLOR    $125.00
CAROLINA ELEARNING    $1,996.00
CAROL ALFORD    $215.00
CARMEN BROWN    $150.00
CANDI J LALONDE    $625.00
BRUNO TORRES    $250.00
BRENDA COLLINS    $125.00
BREELYN N MILES    $250.00
BREE A JIMENEZ    $1,500.00
BILLIE A SOUTHARD CHEGIN    $125.00
BETTIE L BEDFORD    $625.00
BERNARD TED ASCHENBRAND    $650.00
BENNIE M BROWN JR    $1,140.00
BARBARA G SARJEANT    $625.00
BARBARA BRUNSON    $50.00
AUDREY LEE HART    $650.00
ANTOINETTE DEVORI DAVIS    $90.00
ANNA C CAPPS    $250.00
ANDREW LEE JENKINS    $500.00
ANDREA JILL BECKWITH    $650.00
ANDERSON RESEARCH GROU    $29,925.00
AMY T CLARK    $650.00
AMY NICOLE DAVIS    $100.00
ALPHONSO BRADLEY    $50.00
ALPHA & OMEGA EDUC SVC LLC    $380.00
ALICE TEEL SUDLOW    $500.00
ALEXANDRA E SERPE    $250.00
ALBERTHA B JARVIS    $140.00
AGNES THOMPSON    $150.00

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3 responses to “Department of Education gives Consultants $391,469 Stimulus Package

  1. Man I need to be on this list.

  2. RE: CAROLINA ELEARNING $1,996.00

    Hi,

    Art Lader from Carolina eLearning here. Just for the record: Using my company to create online training courses for South Carolina’s Virtual High School certainly did “save the department money” – thousands of dollars, in fact.

    Nothing wrong with keeping track of the state’s spending, of course. But not all spending is wasteful. (I note that one of your tags is “wasteful spending.”)

    Thank you,
    Art Lader
    Carolina eLearning

    http://carolinaelearning.com

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