GRANITE CITY, Il. (KMOX) – Some teachers in the Granite City School District say they’re doing everything they can to force a forensic audit of the district, but it’s a slow process.
The school district claims that they can’t perform the audit because they are losing millions of dollars.
Local 743 Teachers Union President Steve Knogl says because the district won’t do a forensic audit to see where the money is going, he’s looking for other ways to make it happen.
“Right now we’re heading in more than one direction,” Knogl says. “Our main effort is to drum up community support and we are starting to see a ground support with the community.”
Knogl says he’s also reaching out to other local unions and businesses within the district to see if they’ll help offer to pay for the audit. He adds that if they receive enough money to conduct the audit and the district still refuses, that raises a red flag.
“The most terrible thing that we can have happen in this town, is the school district to begin cutting programs for kids, cutting teachers jobs,” Knogl says. “Your school district is the foundation your community is based on.”
He says that the 743 teachers union, amongst other unions, has to vote before they could present the school board with the option. Knogl also says that they have a good relationship as far as business-like, but they are not interested in performing the forensic audit.
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