Audit of SD Schools Finds $125,000 Misused Funds

Local high school principals allegedly signed time cards for work that was never performed

By Rory Devine and Lauren Steussy
|  Wednesday, May 16, 2012  |  Updated 4:02 PM PDT
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The San Diego Unified School District released a series of audits addressing accusations against some of its school's principals.

Those accusations allege that the principals signed time cards for extra duty that was never performed, among several other accusations.

A financial audit of the schools was released Wednesday and posted on the district’s website.

Click here for access to all the audit reports.

The routine audit found $125,000 was allegedly paid for work not performed. The audit also found credit card misuse, such as splitting a charge to get around the credit card’s limit.

"The findings of these particular audits indicate a failure to comply with district policies and procedures in several areas of school site financial accounting and oversight,” said a statement from District Superintendent Bill Kowba.

Get more NBC 7 Investigates coverage in our special section.

At the same time, the reports come as students and parents with the School of International Studies are protesting the district's decision to place one of their principals on leave.

The district said that's a personnel matter, and the audit cannot be connected to the announcement of the dismissals of two principals.

Check back for more analysis of these audit reports.

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