Ky. state auditor talks about review of JCPS's spending practices

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 7 at 8:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It's said to be the largest audit ever by Kentucky’s current state auditor.

The audit came about in 2013 at the request of Superintendent Donna Hargens.

The district’s finances have been under fire in years past--mostly for the number of administrators and their salaries.

Auditor Adam Edelen said JCPS operates as the second largest government agency in the state with a billion dollar a year budget.

He said this audit will lead to some turn around in the district.

“I don't do work that isn't focused on prompting a change or a system improvement,” Edelen said. “I think the real benefit from this audit is the partnership we have with the JCPS, but it is that we will provide a roadmap for improving the financial operation of that district.”

Our recent story about the spending practices of JCPS looked into the thousands of dollars spent on a Vegas conference and a retreat.

The audit will review that and the findings will be released in the next couple months.
 

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