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For Immediate Release
June 15, 2020

Contact: Donald McFarland
Phone: 651-236-0494
Email: Donald.McFarland@osa.state.mn.us

Saint Paul, MN – This evening, State Auditor Julie Blaha released the petition audit report for Robbinsdale Area Schools at the District’s scheduled board meeting.

“The findings of this report should give comfort to the petitioners, as no deep systemic problems were found,” said Auditor Blaha. “We found no evidence of the suspicions of wrongdoing lodged against specific employees.

Blaha continued, “We did find areas where the District could make changes to their policies and procedures, and we made appropriate recommendations for improvement in those areas.”

The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) was petitioned by eligible voters of the Robbinsdale Area Schools to look at 17 areas of concern between July 1, 2015, and March 31, 2019. The OSA reported on the areas of concern to the petitioners and for nine of the 17 areas that were reviewed, the OSA made recommendations for improvement.

Auditor Blaha added, “Petition audits are a chance to use good data to build trust. We hope the results of this examination will help Robbinsdale residents work together to support their students.”

The full report and summary of the report may be found here:
https://www.auditor.state.mn.us/default.aspx?page=isd281-robbinsdaleareaschoolspe_19_report

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