The city Department of Education wants to sign a fresh deal with a Brooklyn special-education provider just months after the company submitted $3 million in bogus expenses, The Post has learned.
Yeled v’Yalda sought reimbursement for a dizzying array of questionable costs, from $16,000 for gift baskets to $74,000 for unsupported car expenses, according to a January state Comptroller report.
In addition, Yeled sought more than $570,000 in salary compensation for staffers who didn’t work in the special-education program for which the DOE contracted with them.
The comptroller recommended that $2.9 million of Yeled’s expenses — submitted over three years until 2014 — should be annulled.
But the DOE now wants to hand the same outfit a fresh $100,000 as part of a larger $1.5 million special-education contract with 15 vendors.
There was no mention of the state report in a DOE background summary of the vendors provided to members of the Panel for Educational Policy.
The body, which approves DOE contracts, is set to vote on the that deal and other contracts on May 18.
The DOE is required to alert the panel of any past misconduct or areas of concern for vendors they want to do business with.
A DOE spokesman said the omission was an error. Calls to Yeled were not returned.
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