Audit shows several schools mishandling state voucher money
BATON ROUGE (NBC33) — An audit released on Monday by the Department of Education claims some schools might be abusing the State’s voucher system.
The audit reveals that some schools have higher tuition for scholarship students than regular students; some are either overpaid or underpaid; and others took voucher money even when a student wasn’t eligible for the program.
The same audit suggests that schools need to do a better job keeping track of voucher money.
According to the report, one of the schools could not account for how $40,000 of $98,000 had been spent. The same school also received $395,000 more in scholarship tuition than regular student tuition.
Of the 51 schools audited, only two of them separated voucher program money from other revenue, which made it difficult to see how the state funds were spent.