NEW ORLEANS – Inspector General Ed Quartrevaux has won the latest round in the legal spat between the Orleans Parish School Board and the Office of Inspector General.
Civil District Court Judge Christopher Bruno denied a motion by the school board to quash a subpoena for records by the OIG. In a subpoena, Quatrevaux is seeking financial records for the performance audit his office is conducting of the OPSB.
Interim Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent, Stan Smith, had argued that the OPSB is independent of the City of New Orleans, which allows the School Board to ignore the record request from the OIG. However, Judge Bruno's ruling found "that the OPSB receives local tax funds through the City of New Orleans, thereby bringing it within the investigatory jurisdiction of the OIG.”