EPISD board will vote to double contract for forensic audit

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 6:44pm

A firm charged with investigating the cheating scandal at El Paso Independent School District is asking for more money to continue with its forensic audit.

Tuesday, the school board will vote to change the original contract. It will allow the district to pay an additional near-$140,000 to accounting firm Weaver, as well as $60,000 in travel expenses for costs already racked up, and up to January 31st.

Additionally, Weaver is asking for another $500,000 in a separate contract to continue their investigation.

If passed, the investigation would be costing the district a total of nearly $1.4 million.

The audit is part of the conditions set by the Texas Education Agency when it put the school district on probation back in July as a result of the cheating scandal that's pushed dozens of students out of the classroom.

Board members will also discuss firing current Assistant Superintendent of High Schools James Anderson in closed session.

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