When forensic auditing firm Jefferson Wells auditor Mike Nowark made his report on his examination of new school construction at Huntley School District 158, he said that if contingencies were not over 5%, he didn’t think anything went wrong.
Thursday night, the McHenry County College Board will consider a recommendation for spending over $34 million for
- right-sizing science classrooms and lab space
- reconfiguring health sciences learning space
- creating student engagement space
$30 million of those costs are outlined below:
It bothers me that, in a time of extremely low inflation, college officials would push for a contingency fee twice as high as the Huntley School District’s forensic auditor recommended.
We don’t want to have to hire a forensic auditor to see if those hired to perform the construction have cheated the taxpayers.