Audit: $28K unaccounted for in Columbus district

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Auditor Dave Yost has referred findings from a routine Columbus City Schools audit to authorities as his special review of district attendance scrubbing continues.

Yost’s audit, released Thursday, found the district took in nearly $28,000 that was neither recorded nor deposited in the district’s account by Tina Dorsey, a former area treasurer. He referred findings against Dorsey to the county prosecutor. Yost also referred questioned federal costs of more than $46,000 to the state.

The district’s total budget is $1.3 billion.

Inaccurate attendance reporting by the district wasn’t part of this investigation. Still, Yost’s report recommended Columbus formalize its procedures for tracking and documenting enrollment, withdrawals and daily attendance.

The district says it already addressed many issues identified in the audit and continues to work to correct other areas.

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