Wed., November 14, 2012 10:15am (EST)

DeKalb Schools Withholds Audit
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

DECATUR, Ga.  —  
DeKalb County Schools has received a long-awaited audit of the system's finances, but isn't sharing it with the public. In January, a report from a consultant concluded that taxpayers were paying for too many administrators and recommended cuts. The district has struggled with finances for several months. (Photo Courtesy of Darren Shaw via stock.xchng.)
DeKalb County Schools has received a long-awaited audit of the system's finances, but isn't sharing it with the public. In January, a report from a consultant concluded that taxpayers were paying for too many administrators and recommended cuts. The district has struggled with finances for several months. (Photo Courtesy of Darren Shaw via stock.xchng.)
A school board near Atlanta has received a long-awaited audit of the system's finances, but isn't sharing it with the public.

DeKalb County Schools spokesman Jeff Dickerson tells The Associated Press that board members want to digest the information so they can answer questions before they release it publicly.

In January, a report from a consultant concluded that taxpayers were paying for too many administrators and recommended cuts. The district has struggled with finances for several months.

Dickerson said the board received the audit late last week, and some members were out of town. He said the purpose of doing the audit was to provide transparency into the system's finances. He said Tuesday morning that he thinks it will eventually be made public, but wasn't certain when or how.