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Audit: Lax book inventory costs LAUSD millions

July 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
An audit found the Los Angeles Unified School District unnecessarily spent almost $10 million on textbooks.The inspector general's office randomly sampled 21 LAUSD high schools and found that the school system has an inefficient textbook inventory system.

In one instance, auditors discovered that $500,000 worth of textbooks sat unused for years in a district warehouse.

The elementary schools do not have an inventory system.

The district says a new book-tracking system will not be online for another several months.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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