Gov. Mead responds to audit report

By: Sheera Poelman
By: Sheera Poelman

Today during an interview with CBS NewsChannel 5, Governor Matt Mead commented on a recent, independent audit that 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.

Hill released a statement shortly after the report was released stating she was pleased with the audit and that there were only two questionable costs by the Department of Education during her time.

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