Pa. auditor watching for budget delay issues in schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog is looking into whether the state budget impasse is causing unnecessary expenses for public school districts.

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said his office will begin collecting information from schools on any financial problems due to missed funding payments.

DePasquale said the budget stalemate is causing administrative uncertainty in schools throughout the state, and the public has a right to know if the impasse is responsible for any extra costs.

“School districts may be forced to borrow money to keep school doors open, and that borrowing is not without cost,” he said. “The public must know how much of an additional financial burden districts will bear as a result of continued budget delays.”

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