In a recent OPA report DOE still has trouble accounting for Non Appropriated funds, and with the severe lack of Appropriated funds, most teachers are raising money in some way. Teachers do this out of the goodness of their hearts because they want more for their students but it opens them up to huge legal liabilities. Fortunately, GFT members have $35,000 legal reimbursement insurance to protect them when they get accused of mishandling the money, and teachers and support staff are accused all of the time. If a worker is accused and not a member they must pay their attorney $250 per hour plus court costs which add up to the tens of thousands of dollars. Only members are protected.