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, CPA, CRMA, CICA
    Phone 410-396-8851; email