Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Audit Released On State Program Designed To Bring Laptops In Front Of Students

The classroom for the future program was designed to put laptop computers in front of every public school student in the commonwealth, but Auditor General Jack Wagner's audit of the program found poor management and a lack of transparency contributing to that goal never being reached. Wagner's audit found that over 50 school district either were denied funding or never applied. Wagner's audit also found that the department of education only had incomplete verifications of equipment purchases and security over equipment, insufficient monitoring of program results and continued planning, and inconsistent grant awards. Wagner advised against stopping to program and recommends among other things that the department of education produce quarterly reports for the general assembly in an attempt to increase the efficiency of management.

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