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Updated Nov 8, 2013 - 9:06 am

Auditors find problems with Arizona schools for blind expenses

PHOENIX — Auditors reported that officials with the Arizona State Schools
for the Deaf and the Blind spent nearly $10,000 in excessive or inappropriate
travel expenses during a 33-month period that ended earlier this year.

The Auditor General’s Office said many of the expenses by Superintendent Robert
Hill lacked documentation required under state policies.

According to the office’s report, inappropriate expenses included extra nights
on trips and renting a car and paying hundreds of dollars for parking on a trip
when a hotel shuttle was available.

The auditors are recommending that school officials improve their procedures.

Acting Superintendent Bill Koehler said the school is scheduling training for
its employees.


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