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.
A version of this article appeared in the October 16, 2013 edition of Education Week as Audit: Construction Bypasses Neediest Colo. School Sites