May 2, 2013
School District 43 will be expanding the scope of its annual financial audit to ensure procedures are in place to avoid problems with budgeting in the future.
SD43 officials provided that assurance at a board meeting Tuesday but the promise is not enough to assuage the concerns of the Coquitlam Teachers' Association (CTA) and CUPE Local 561, whose members are worried about $12.1 million in cuts to next year's operating budget.
The two unions are calling for a forensic audit, something that is usually associated with negligence or white collar crime, and plan a campaign to raise the issue publicly in the coming weeks.
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