Douglas Rogers, hired to replace Konstantinos Diamantis to steer CT’s school construction grant program, resigned after barely four months.
Lawmakers grilled Michelle Gilman about an audit of CT’s school construction program, which the department of administrative services oversees.
New London officials say Kosta Diamantis told them to hire one company for remediation, but the state says it should have solicited bids.
AAIS of West Haven, which received the bulk of CT remediation work in recent years, is ensnared in the investigation into Kosta Diamantis.
The audit did not review interactions between school districts and the school construction grants program, administered by Kosta Diamantis.
The CT Employees’ Review Board dismissed a complaint filed by Konstantinos Diamantis, ruling that it had no jurisdiction to hear the case.
Only two members of the CT Employee Review Board, which is hearing Kosta Diamantis’ complaint against the state, were at the hearing.
The hearing will bring to a head a conflict that has been simmering since last fall and threatens to dredge up past disputes.
Initial results from an audit of two programs overseen by Kosta Diamantis were to be available by late April. They haven’t been released.
Konstantinos Diamantis was a powerful state official until late October, 2021. Here’s a timeline of events in his story.
The state argues that the review board lacks jurisdiction to hear the appeal because Kosta Diamantis did not resign in good standing.
The reforms come as a federal investigation of the program under its former director, Kosta Diamantis, is underway.
Kosta Diamantis showed a special interest in his daughter’s quest for state employment on a number of occasions in early 2020, emails show.
The auditors found officials mismanaged audits and failed to enforce price caps meant to hold down costs for local school building projects.
A review of 80 audits reveals a dysfunctional system for examining and managing billions of dollars in school construction projects.