Delaware State Auditor unable to review DE School districts

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The Delaware State Auditor performed a comparative financial analysis of the 19 school districts in the state.

However, a report released yesterday says due to inconsistent accounting practices across all 19 districts, it is extremely difficult to determine the amount of money school districts actually spend on students in the classroom.

Auditors did find a combined thousand dollars in wrongful purchases at 4 school districts, mainly flowers and gift cards for staff.

The report recommends the states school districts adopt more uniform accounting practices; then officials and oversight watchdogs would have better comparative data to make decisions.

Read the full Fiscal Year 2016 School District Expenditures Inspection report here.