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Gov. Stitt, Hofmeister call for investigate audit of Epic Charter School

Kevin Stitt
Posted at 2:12 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 15:12:07-04

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister on Friday called for an investigative audit of Epic Charter School.

The audit request will involve a three-year look back on all previously issued audits of the school to include any federal audits.

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“Oklahoma is investing in public education at the highest levels in our state’s history, while also modernizing and developing new solutions for the delivery of education that ensures the best outcomes for Oklahoma’s children,” said Gov. Stitt. “As we progress towards becoming a Top Ten state, we must be equally committed to accountability and transparency across the public education spectrum. This is why we are requesting for the State Auditor to engage with an investigative audit of Epic Charter School and its related entities.”

“As every public education dollar is precious, it is critical that there be full transparency and accountability for how those dollars are spent. I commend Gov. Stitt In calling for this audit to help shed light on the matter,” said State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister.

A full copy of Stitt's letter to State Auditor Cindy Byrd can be found here.

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