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Watchdog Agency Raises Questions, LAUSD Cancels $3.7M Construction Contract

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LAUSD has cancelled a $3.7 million contract with four long-time district consultants after a report revealed "irregularities" with the deal, according to The Daily Breeze. The Inspector General's Report was prompted by whistleblowers in LAUSD's construction program who have repeatedly raised concerns about many of the current construction contracts totaling $65 million. The four consultants in question, all working for Consilia LLC, were asked to hand over their badges and stop all work for LAUSD until the matter is more carefully reviewed. A report from a watchdog agency within LAUSD found that Consilia LLC was hired as a subcontractor and given a "lump sum" to handle construction planning for the district, which violates a district ban on using subcontractors on the primary contract.