Regional
12:31 pm
Fri November 15, 2002

Kentucky School Funding Questioned

Frankfort – A report from Frankfort says the State's formula for funding local schools frequently is based on faulty data. The report says that usually results in schools getting extra money.

The report is by the General Assembly's Program Review and Investigations Committee. It points to errors in the way local districts count student attendance and estimate their transportation costs.

It also says the department of Education provides little verification of the district's numbers and should beef up its auditing. The study shows a school district gets an attendance audit about every four years. But, the audit does not cover all schools in the district.