Last updated 11:09PM ET
October 19, 2017
WOUB Local News
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State auditor questions spending in Zanesville school district
(WOUB) - More than $120,000 worth of spending is in question in the Zanesville city school district.

The state auditor's office is contending the district unintentionally got rid of paperwork needed to document the spending of federal grant money.

In a news release, Auditor Mary Taylor says in the district's annual audit, three of the district's elementary schools spent grant money to pay for free or reduced meals that they cannot prove they served. Taylor says the likelihood of misspending or theft increases when documents aren't kept, and district officials have come up with a plan to keep this situation from happening again.

The district was also cited for agreeing to salary increases without confirming they could afford them.

The Ohio Department of Education placed the district in fiscal caution last year, due to projected deficits.
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