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Audit finds lapses in state school construction agency oversight
Audit finds lapses in state school construction agency oversight

The state agency charged with overseeing Maryland's public school construction projects was found to have lacked proper monitoring of contracts, projects and maintenance inspections, according to a legislative audit. The audit, released Friday, examined the fiscal and managerial operations of the Interagency Committee on School Construction (IAC) primarily in fiscal year 2011, when the agency approved 355 district-level contracts totaling $566 million — $249 million of which was state funding. Auditors found that the agency lacked sufficient controls over tracking contract costs and ensuring that local school systems were executing contracts that were IAC-approved and...

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