Audit questions agency management under Cindy Hill

Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill talks about her decision to file a constitutional challenge to Senate File 104 at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Jan. 29. --Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle/AP
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Cheyenne, WY (AP/KGWN) - An independent audit has found questionable management practices in the Wyoming Education Department when it was under the control of Superintendent Cindy Hill.

The audit required by the federal government reported that state law may have been violated and the state may have to pay back an undetermined amount of federal funds.

It blamed "management override" of internal financial controls and recommended further review by the state attorney general and the U.S. Education Department.

Hill was removed as head of the agency last year by a new state law that created a governor-appointed director to run the department.

The state Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that the law is unconstitutional.

Hill is seeking to return as head of the department as soon as all legal issues are resolved.

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