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Review concludes that Montgomery schools’ transportation personnel “frequently” broke the rules of purchase.

Transportation department’s former director and some staff “regularly violated P-Card policies”. Purchases included furniture, gift cards and home security cameras. Charles Ewald, the former assistant director, was fired in February. Todd Watkins, the head of the department, resigned in March. Montgomery County inspector general: Department managers “encouraged and tolerated” violations of purchasing-card policy.

About $78,000 worth of office furniture purchases were found to have violated policy. An Apple Watch band was described as a laptop accessory, an internal audit finds.