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EUREKA, MO. (KMOX) - After allegations of favoritism in the bidding process, there will be a major audit of the Rockwood School District.

The state auditor’s office says it was requested by the citizens group Stakeholders for Real Solutions.   The group says It had been revealed that School Board member Steve Smith serves as an employee of Glenn Construction Company, while he previously served as school board president.

The group says Smith oversaw the awarding of millions of dollars in construction management projects to Glenn Construction, often with little to no competitive bidding.  Smith resigned his position as board president earlier this year, but still maintains his seat on the board.  His position wont expire until April 2015.   The audit will take place in the second half of 2012.  The cost is estimated at $180,000 and will come out of the auditor’s office.

In a news release sent to KMOX, the Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions says their mission is to educate, empower and inform all residents of the district about issues facing the district.

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