Renee Foose

A checkup for school spending [Editorial]

A checkup for school spending [Editorial]

The county school system plans to take a microscope to the way its money has been spent and allocated, going back to 2010.

A so-called forensic budget audit is expected to zero in on why the system’s line item for employee health and dental coverage is now $23 million in the red and whether grant funds have been properly budgeted.

The audit needs to be embraced and its findings, and recommended remedies, shared publicly. Having the school system bring in an outside, independent auditor makes the process cleaner.

Although it seems like a distant memory, the school system’s budgeting was a political football during the final months of the tenure of Superintendent Renee...