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St. Louis Schools Will Get Part Two of Audit Tonight

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St. Louis Schools headquarters (KWMU photo)

By Kevin Lavery, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill will release the second half of a two-part audit of the St. Louis Public Schools tonight (Monday).

Part one of the audit released last February confirmed the findings of the district interim management team, that the St. Louis Public Schools would amass a projected $73 million operating deficit by June 30 if no budgetary cuts were made.

That report also found the unbalanced budget the school board approved in August 2003 violated state law.

Tonight, McCaskill's report will focus on how well the district followed procedures, including salary and outsourcing practices.

This report comes as the district tries to plug a $23 million budget gap next year, $15 million of which officials believe will be filled through attrition and retirements.

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