Audits show questionable spending in some New Mexico school districts

Nov. 20, 2009
Financial management is lacking in some areas, report says
FromThe Santa Fe New Mexican: Audits of five medium-sized school districts in New Mexicohave uncovered questionable expenditures, according to the state's Legislative Finance Committee. One LFC staffer said these audits "barely scratch the surface" of waste and abuse in some school districts. The auditors found that in some districts, oversight of school district credit-card use is lacking and that some school employees are boosting their salaries by as much as of 8 percent with bonus pay, stipends and extra-duty pay;

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