DeKalb County Board of Education member Paul Womack is calling for an investigation of the school system's finances due to a systemwide budgetary descent from a projected surplus last year to its current $6 million deficit.
The District 4 representative first called for the investigation when the school board passed its $760 million budget last month.
From a story in Neighbor Newspapers about Womack's concerns:
“We were told at the beginning of 2011-12 there would be a $93 million operating surplus at the end of this year,” said Womack. “Then we were told we’d have $53 million … now we’re projected to have a deficit of minus $6 [million]. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that something’s wrong.”
He said he's already contacted the state to investigate the school system's finance and human resources departments.
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