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Audit says $7M in Recovery School District property missing

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago December 15, 2014 Dec 15, 2014 Monday, December 15 2014 December 15, 2014 10:03 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - A new audit says the state-managed Recovery School District can't locate $7 million in property, things like computers and equipment.

It's the eighth year in a row that Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office has found the same problem for the school district, which is a network of public charter schools.

The auditor's review, released Monday, says RSD schools don't have proper standards for monitoring equipment and district management officials don't properly train employees to keep track of items.

In a written response, RSD Superintendent Patrick Dobard disagreed with the value of the missing items, saying they have depreciated and are worth $1.1 million. He says many missing items are worthless because they are outdated computer software and systems.

But Dobard also says the district has worked to improve inventory tracking.

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