The East Baton
Rouge School Board voted to hire an outside company to review the findings of a
recent and controversial state audit of the system.
gathered on Thursday evening, March 20th. Among the state audit's allegations
were problems with the system's record keeping and the accuracy of student
The board says
it will review its own audit. Then, they will create a plan to address the
state's concerns by April 4th.
Earlier in the
meeting, State Representative Alfred Williams said he will ask the legislative
auditor and the stat inspector general to investigate how the Department of
Education conducted the audit.
"When you have
the same individual [who] audits the school [and also] audits the entire
system; then, that same individual makes the decision not to submit a school
that's qualified for the blue ribbon. That's unfair to that school. It's unfair
to the parents; it's unfair to the students and to the teachers who've worked
so hard," said Williams.
We will keep you
updated on any other developments on this story.
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