Published Online: October 15, 2013
Published in Print: October 16, 2013, as Audit: Construction Bypasses Neediest Colo. School Sites

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Audit: Construction Bypasses Neediest Colo. School Sites

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More than $1 billion spent on Colorado school construction projects has often failed to reach the neediest places because a board overseeing the spending hasn't prioritized the funds, state auditors said last week.

The report concluded that only a quarter of the 70 schools identified as being in the worst condition have received grant funding since 2009.

Auditors said the board in charge of the grants has not developed a methodology to identify critical projects. As a result, they found instances in which the board denied funding for some projects that were considered critical but funded others that were not.

Vol. 33, Issue 08, Page 4

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