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TUSD may soon have new budget watchdog

Posted at 4:16 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 20:07:53-04

The Tucson Unified School District may soon have a new budget watchdog.

The governing board voted three to two last night to open up the bidding process for an external auditor.

The current firm has a year left on its five-year contract.

Heinfeld Meech has been auditing the districts more than half-billion dollar budget for decades.

Board member Mark Stegeman cited two reasons for the move.

The board records show that the audit firms should rotate and a few high profile auditing failures involving Heinfeld Meech have emerged this year.