State Auditor to Keep Up With Schools

Oct 25, 2012

Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will continue to do special audits of school districts, after three turned up a variety of issues.  Reviewing education funding was one of Edelen's campaign promises last year. And so far, he’s made good by auditing Kenton, Mason and Breathitt County school districts. Those reports found poor documentation of funds and occasional misspending.  Edelen told lawmakers today he’ll continue doing the special audits to help school boards learn to keep tighter controls on their finances.

“Focused on trying to right size school administrations, trying to make sure we have the appropriate culture in place. Making sure we are running our schools for the sole benefit of the children we’re trying to educate and the taxpayers who are paying the freight,” said Edelen.

Edelen says he’ll only do the audits based on complaints his office receives.  Lawmakers said they support Edelen’s moves.