State Education Department

Rainbow Rhymes Learning Center

Rainbow Rhymes Learning Center, which is located in New York City, was contracted by the State Education Department to provide certain education-related programs to students and their families. Under the contract, the Center was to be reimbursed for appropriately documented contract-related expenses. We audited $618,602 in expenses claimed by the Center, and reimbursed by the Department, and found that $473,815 of the claimed expenses either were not authorized under the contract, were incurred outside the contract period, or were inadequately documented. We recommended that the Department recover the reimbursements and improve its oversight of such contractors.

For a complete copy of Report 2009-S-84 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.