Audit Finds State Education Board Is Not Prioritizing Funding
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- A Colorado education board responsible for awarding grants to schools in need of construction projects is now being questioned for how they prioritize their spending.
An audit released to state lawmakers Tuesday discovered that the Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board has not specified how they distribute grants.
The audit found that only a quarter of the 70 schools in Colorado listed as being in the worst condition have received funding since 2009.
The board has distributed over $1.1 billion for 211 construction projects during that time frame.
District 51 officials are uncertain if any of their schools fall under the category of worst condition, but did believe none of their schools had received grant funding from the board.
A recent state wide assessment reveals several local schools are in need of multi-million dollar condition improvements.