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Audit: Construction Bypasses Neediest Colo. School Sites

By The Associated Press — October 15, 2013 1 min read

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.

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

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