Activist, Sharon Crews has provided the blog with extensive information regarding the Woodruff Career and Technical Center Cosmetology class (WCTC), a new vocational program at Woodruff High School.
A look at their website will reveal a very ambitious new program. They have a full menu of services, that are pretty impressive for students. Unfortunately, the lack of transparency surrounding the question as to whether the School Board and it's Superintendent are being fiscally responsible with the public's credit card, opened the door to question every expenditure.
As I looked at the receipts provided by Ms. Crews, of the actual items purchased, I tend to believe that a lot of the purchases were mainly for the cosmetology class. The sheets, pillows, towels, cleaning supplies - it makes sense IMO.
It appears that the Instructor for the WCTC Cosmetology Class, Mrs. Bolden, was given a gift card because there are a lot of little incidentals that go along with running the program (which Mrs. Bolden knew she needed as she is an experienced stylist). When you consider this is a new and unique program, they had to start from scratch and that could possibly lead to what looks like a buying frenzy.
Because of the unique nature of a cosmetology class, I imagine it would be necessary to have the ability to purchase incidentals as they are depleted, again, IMO, it would make sense for Mrs. Bolden to be given gift cards for that purpose.
Below is the next round of information received from Ms. Crews. The first document will be about receipts, and the second document is an inventory of WCTC. On the end of the second document, you will notice a spread sheet that appears to show that the WCTC Cosmetology Class is making money. Your thoughts...