the republic logo

Greenwood schools spend $280K responding to State Department of Education audit


GREENWOOD, Mississippi — The Greenwood School District spent more than $280,000 responding to a Mississippi Department of Education audit.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports ( the figure was presented to the school board this past week by Superintendent Montrell Greene.

The expenses include lawyers' fees, modifications to school buildings and staff overtime costs.

The Department of Education's unannounced audit of the district — conducted last spring — resulted in a highly critical report that detailed numerous alleged deficiencies in the district.

Based on the report's findings, the Department of Education recommended a state takeover of the district. No state takeover occurred.

The report's findings have since been cleared, and the district's accreditation was fully restored in December.

Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth,

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)




Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.