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Preliminary Report Shows Baltimore City School's Finances

Updated: Monday, November 19 2012, 09:25 AM EST
A preliminary audit of the Baltimore's City school system has uncovered
allegations of overspending and poor financial oversight.

While
the report is only preliminary, public officials are already starting to
weigh in on the allegations. The state audit uncovered more the 30
examples of questionable practices. According to the Baltimore Sun, the
school system failed to collect more than one million dollars in debt
and the system allegedly spent more than two million dollars on overtime
without verifying that the employees worked the extra hours.

"We've
made a tremendous amount of progress under Dr. Alonso. That being said,
I'm sure that we wants to rectify this just like I want him to. I don't
think that he's satisfied with the findings and I expect that he'll be
making corrective action as well as the school board," said Mayor
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

City schools declined to comment on the
preliminary audit but a spokeswoman says they hope to formally react
after the final report is released on Thursday.Preliminary Report Shows Baltimore City School's Finances


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