Audit finds bloated administration at JCPS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A state audit of Kentucky's largest school system found a bloated administration that has left classrooms resources limited.

The audit report released Wednesday made more than 200 recommendations for improvement at Jefferson County Public Schools.

The audit, requested last year by the district, compared JCPS to five comparable districts in the U.S. Auditors found that JCPS ranked highest among them in school administration, support staff and instructional aides while ranking at or near the bottom in spending for instruction and teacher staffing.

Superintendent Donna Hargens said the district has already put into effect many of the recommendations including reducing staff at central office and increasing instructional funding.

School board Chairwoman Diane Porter says the report will help the district as it makes decisions for the future.

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