They very well may be the worst accounting practices in the state.
That was Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale‘s assessment of the financial situation in the Reading School District, which he shared during a press conference Friday in Reading.
“To be direct,” he said, “the Reading School District has failed its students, failed the children of Reading. It has failed the taxpayers.”
DePasquale was in the city to release the findings of a major audit his department did on the school district. The audit was the result of requests by local legislators to investigate the district following the discovery of a more than $15 million accounting error in December.