Former Ky. Schools Chief Caused Loss in State Funding

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The indicted former superintendent of Breathitt County schools cost the district $191,000 in state funding by cutting 10 days from the school year in 2011, according to a state audit released Wednesday.

The inquiry by state Auditor Adam Edelen's office found that former Superintendent Arch Turner ran the district without proper oversight from the Breathitt County school board.

Edelen's office conducted the audit after receiving complaints. The audit had 11 findings and made recommendations on how the school district could tighten financial controls.

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