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Audit finds Toppenish School District is out 780k

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TOPPENISH, Wash.-- The Toppenish School District hasn't said how it's going to go about getting paid back $780,738 that was overpaid.

A routine audit from the state found the district wasn't properly monitoring Skylar Education Academy.

The audit said the district did not maintain documentation showing students were making weekly contacts with the program at Skylar, and did not have documentation from Skylar showing monthly progress reports were completed, among other issues.

The alternative learning program ended up getting overpaid for students enrolled.

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In a written response to auditors, the school district admitted the mistake and said it will try to get taxpayer money back.

"I would think any time $780,000 worth of education spending is questioned, then yes parents and tax payers should be concerned," state auditor spokesperson Thomas Shapley said.

KIMA called Toppenish and Skylar's satellite office three times throughout the day and also waited in the district office for two hours seeking comment, but no one responded.

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