Office of Internal Audits

Board Policy EAA (Internal Audit Charter) describes the Office of Internal Audits (the Office) as an independent internal examination function of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners (the Board), which has full authority to review, evaluate and report on the performance of City Schools operations and activities.  The primary objective of the Office is to assist members of the Board in fulfilling their mandated oversight responsibilities as it relates to compliance with Maryland Education Article section 4-303. The primary responsibilities of the Office include:

  • Bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of City Schools risk management, control and governance processes
  • Performing high-quality independent audits, analyses and evaluations of City Schools operations and activities to assess and report the extent to which established objectives are being achieved
  • Providing timely value-added recommendations and advisory services to the Board and City Schools executive management in order to improve the overall performance of City Schools

Contact information

E. Darrell Hope, CIA, CRMA
Phone 410-545-6266; email

Audit Manager
Olympia A. Scatliffe, MPA, CPA, CRMA, CICA
Phone 410-396-8851; email

Fraud Hotline

For anyone who wishes to express concern about or report suspected illegal or inappropriate activity on the part of a City Schools employee, the Fraud Hotline at 1-800-679-0185 provides an anonymous, safe, reliable and convenient reporting method. The service is available 24 hours a day.

Examples of illegal or inappropriate conduct include:
  • Theft, fraud or other dishonesty
  • Violence or threatening behavior
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Substance abuse
  • Safety issues
  • Violations of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures

These matters can also be reported to City Schools' Investigative Unit or online.