BCSO Releases Results In Brevard Public Schools Investigation On EDR/Crosspointe Software Purchase
By Space Coast Daily // March 15, 2017
Investigation Did Not Find Scheme to Defraud or any criminal conduct
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has released their findings of another investigation involving Brevard Public Schools.
In April of 2015, the Economic Crimes Task Force initiated an investigation concerning allegations of fraud regarding the EDR/Crosspointe software purchased by Brevard Public Schools during 2013.
The allegations were related to concerns over the price, functionality and research or knowledge of the software prior to purchase, according to the Brevard County Sheriff Office.
There was an additional concern that the purchase was addressed as an upgrade to an existing service contract rather than a new purchase, thus eliminating the bidding process.
The investigation determined that the School Board contracted with EDR/Crosspointe for services to include software development.
EDR/Crosspointe has contracted with other school districts who either have or are using the developed software. It was found that the software or a portion thereof, was delivered to the School District.
The purchase was voted upon and approved by the Brevard County School Board during an open and public meeting.
Investigators say the School Board was aware that it was a new software package and Brevard County was a pilot site.
After discussion with the State Attorney’s Office and the U. S. Department of Education, the investigative findings do not support any allegation that the purchase of the software was a Scheme to Defraud or included any criminal conduct, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.