Thu., October 27, 2011 12:01am (EDT)

School System Seeks Audit
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

TIRON, Ga.  —  
Police say they're awaiting information from the audit before proceeding with a criminal investigation.  (Photo Courtesy of Jimmy Emerson)
Police say they're awaiting information from the audit before proceeding with a criminal investigation. (Photo Courtesy of Jimmy Emerson)
School officials in the northwest Georgia town of Trion have hired an outside auditor to find out where up to $60,000 from the school district's afterschool program went.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the school board this week hired a Rome accounting firm to investigate the funds.

Superintendent Phil Williams said no one is being accused of criminal wrongdoing.

Police say they're awaiting information from the audit before proceeding with a criminal investigation.

The probe was prompted when officials learned of a dramatic drop in revenue from the afterschool program, which charges families for providing supervision of schoolchildren.