Albemarle County High School Athletic Program Directors have signed “exclusivity agreements” with sporting apparel and equipment companies (Vendors) that were never approved by Albemarle County Public School (ACPS) Administration. ATTA has discovered that these contracts were not reviewed by Albemarle County or ACPS legal departments and The Albemarle County School Board was unaware the agreements existed.
The unauthorized entry into these contracts by all three ACPS High School Athletic Directors has occurred for several years. These contracts were signed with different vendors and have different terms and conditions. In the case of Monticello High School, their agreement has either been entered into each of the last three years (and maybe prior), or is an agreement with duration of three or more years.
The signing of these documents without legal review or administrative oversight has created the potential for significant financial liability to the taxpayers of Albemarle County. Additionally ATTA has identified a number of issues as part of its discovery process in regards to communication, policy and procedures in place in ACPS.
Download ATTA’s full report on the unauthorized ACPS contractual arrangements.