EBR School Board votes to investigate state audit controversy

State Representative Alfred Williams
State Representative Alfred Williams

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - 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.

The board 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 transcripts.

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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