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School Board Declines To Release Audit On Finances

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ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) –  A school board near Atlanta has received a long-awaited audit of the system’s finances, but isn’t sharing it with the public.

DeKalb County Schools spokesman Jeff Dickerson tells The Associated Press that board members want to digest the information so they can answer questions before they release it publicly.

In January, a report from a consultant concluded that taxpayers were paying for too many administrators and recommended cuts. The district has struggled with finances for several months.

Dickerson said the board received the audit late last week, and some members were out of town. He said the purpose of doing the audit was to provide transparency into the system’s finances. He said Tuesday morning that he thinks it will eventually be made public, but wasn’t certain when or how.

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