There will be a state audit of the Joplin School District. Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich made the announcement today, telling News Talk KZRG it'll start within the next two weeks. It comes at the invitation of Joplin Schools Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff, who made the request after Tamko CEO David Humphreys started pushing for an audit. Schweich says an audit on the City of Joplin will have to wait until enough petition signatures (1,776 registered voters) are collected.
Huff tells News Talk KZRG he welcomes the scrutiny:
"Not very many school districts out there have been through what we've been through over the past three years, and I think having another set of eyes on how we've conducted business will be helpful for us, and helpful for other communities that might go through something similar in the future."
Because the School District sent the invitation, it also means the Auditor's office will pay for the audit. You can call the State Auditor's Hotline at 800-347-8597 if you have any information to share.