Jefferson County Public Schools Will Get The State Audit On Wednesday
After months of work, Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen says his office is ready to release an audit of the state’s largest school system that will help show how wisely Jefferson County Public Schools spends its money.
The audit is expected to show how JCPS spends its money when compared to other peer school districts. It will also uncover any conflicts of interest and look at whether district policies are adequate.Here's the scope of the audit, according to JCPS.
Not all the JCPS board members were excited about another audit of their district. Debbie Wesslund and Linda Duncan voted against it. But the five other board members approved the recommendation from Superintendent Donna Hargens, saying they want Edelen to pick through the district's spending. This won’t be the first time an independent audit has been conducted in recent years. In 2012, a curriculum management audit made several recommendations that resulted in a reduction of central office administrators, who are often paid higher salaries. ( Here's the full audit released in 2012 from Phi Delta Kappa International) Edelen will release the findings at the school district offices at 10 am Wednesday morning.