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Topic: Washington State Auditor’s Office

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October 2, 2014 at 11:31 AM

State audit says Seattle poorly tracks millions in federal grants

Update: Find updated, more complete coverage of this story here. Seattle’s Human Services Department played fast and loose with millions of dollars in federal grants in 2013 despite repeated warnings over several years by the state auditor’s office, a new report says. The department, which spent almost $38 million in federal grants last year, “does not have adequate internal controls to effectively…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Seattle Human Services Department, Washington State Auditor's Office

June 30, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Seattle school district gets (mostly) clean audit

The Seattle school district has run afoul of the state auditor for years because of  error-ridden payrollssketchy contracts, mishandled federal grants or loss of revenue from outside groups using district facilities. But the latest audit, released Monday, found no new problems and reported that almost all of the…

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Comments | Topics: Seattle Public Schools, Washington State Auditor's Office

June 24, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Seattle schools failed to charge for 9,000 hours of school facilities rental

Seattle Public Schools lost a significant amount of money this past school year by failing to charge rent for about 9,000 hours of facility usage by outside groups. The district also hasn’t followed up on about $103,000 in past-due fees, according to state auditors, and may not be receiving as much as it should from city parks department…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Audit, facilities rental, Seattle Public Schools