ICAC officers last night gathered information at the Yau Tong school accused of outsourcing some of its services to a company chaired by its supervisor. Officers went to the Pegasus Philip Wong Kin Hang Christian Primary School cum Junior Secondary School to gather information relating to the matter. An ICAC spokesman declined to comment. The development came as Carman Leung, the school supervisor, held a press conference to respond to allegations over her management. She said she was unaware that ICAC officers had visited the school. She demanded the Legislative Council conduct an independent investigation into the matter. Allegations made by parents against her include outsourcing school services to the school's sponsoring body, Pegasus Social Service Christian Organisation, which is chaired by her, and borrowing as much as HK$10 million from parents for the better development of the school. 'The outsourcing procedures were all lawful and done according to procedures. We were in fact doing a favour for the school, as the contract terms were very mean,' Ms Leung said. She said her only income was a HK$39,000 monthly allowance for her position as school supervisor of the Pegasus Sau Wah Christian Kindergarten. 'I am a volunteer and I do not receive any money ... as the school supervisor and a member of the board of directors,' Ms Leung said. 'Also, I have never borrowed money from parents of the students in the name of the school or myself. But our organisation is a charitable organisation and we accept donations. 'Also, some friends hope our organisation can work better and don't mind making some contribution. Some money is lent to us as loans and we do pay back loans,' she continued. Her brother-in-law Tang Chung-ming said that regarding criticism that she placed her husband, two brothers-in-law (including himself) and close friends who were parents of pupils on the school's 12-member board of directors last year, whoever is capable should win the posts. 'Among our relatives, we have many talents including information technology, legal and management experts. I, myself, am a registered social worker with two degrees,' Mr Tang said. Concerning the failure to hand in the school's budget reports in the past two years, Ms Leung said she was unable to do her work, as the Education Bureau stopped her from serving at the school. 'The bureau issued me a letter in June 2007 to stop me from working for the school as a school supervisor. The letter reads if I ignore the order, I will face a maximum fine of HK$100,000 and have to go to jail. So, I could not work at all,' she said. She pointed out the 2006-2007 school year budget report was completed and the 2007-2008 school year budget report should be ready next week. When asked why she was able to resume her duty at as the school supervisor in January this year, Ms Leung did not respond. Ms Leung and Mr Tang repeatedly said some people, including government officials and parents of the students, tried to force them to give up the right to operate the school by smearing them. They did not give any names or details. A source from the school said some parents had lent money to Ms Leung. 'She borrowed money from parents in the name of the school. One even applied for a second mortgage in order to lend her money. They are very worried that they cannot get their money back.' 'How Ms Leung runs the school is exactly like a family business. The money just goes around the school she manages and the organisation that she chairs by outsourcing contracts to the organisation,' the source said. A spokesman for the Education Bureau said last night it had sent a letter to the school in June giving it notice that it would be an offence for someone not holding the post of supervisor to carry out the supervisor's duties. He said that as the problems in the school were serious, the bureau had been in contact through written letters to the school supervisors and board members. He said Ms Leung, as a serving board member, must have received those mails and have full knowledge of the tasks she had not completed.