(Feb 12) Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s 2014 agenda includes looking at state university system and charter school law

By Jan Murphy | jmurphy@pennlive.com 
on February 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale came before the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday morning to make a pitch for more money for his department and to offer a preview of the areas his department’s 400 auditors will focus on this year.

Among them are continued focus on waste in school transportation contracts and helping school districts become more efficient, he said.

He also plans to launch an audit this spring of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education that he intends to wrap up sometime the following year. It will look at system’s administrative function as well as looking at ways to eliminate some of the redundancy in academic programs offered by the 14 universities as a money-saver.

He also will audit job creation programs, continue with his audit of the state Department of Education, and begin a Medicaid-related audit. He also plans to hold hearings about charter schools to inform the General Assembly’s discussions about reforming that law.

Full story: Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s 2014 agenda includes looking at state university system and charter school law Jan Murphy, The Patriot-News, 2/11/14

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