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Missouri state auditor announces audit of Joplin School District

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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF MISSOURI STATE AUDITOR TOM SCHWEICH

Schweich Announces Audit of Joplin School District

JEFFERSON CITY (June 16, 2014) - State Auditor Tom Schweich announced today that his office will commence an audit of the Joplin School District within the next two weeks: "As I told district officials in 2011, we have always planned to do an audit of the Joplin Schools; and Superintendent C. J. Huff has asked us to do the audit now. By commencing the audit under our general authority to audit school districts, our office will pay the costs associated with the audit. A petition is no longer necessary."

The city of Joplin is not part of the audit announced today. The state auditor does not have the statutory authority to initiate an audit of the city of Joplin on its own. Therefore, if the citizens of Joplin wish to have a state audit of the city, they will need to submit a valid petition from 1,776 citizens of the city. Alternatively, under Missouri law, the governor could make a formal request for such an audit.

Anyone interested in sharing information about the Joplin School District can call the State Auditor's Hotline at 800-347-8597 or via email at moaudit@auditor.mo.gov

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UPDATE:  STATEMENT FROM DAVID HUMPHREYS

"I am pleasantly surprised by the announcement and assume that the scope and completeness of the audit will be the same as would have inevitably been required through the petition process.  Assuming that is the case, signature gathering for the petition to audit the school district will end as soon as it is confirmed a full audit will be undertaken.

The petition drive for the audit of the City of Joplin will continue, unless of course, they would like to invite the auditor to perform an audit as the school district has done.

Both petition drives have just begun and both are going well."
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