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July 19, 2019

STITT, HOFMEISTER CALL FOR INVESTIGATIVE AUDIT OF EPIC

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (July 19, 2019) – Governor Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister today called for an investigative audit of Epic Charter School and all related entities in a letter submitted by Gov. Stitt to State Auditor Cindy Byrd. The audit request will involve a three-year look back on all previously issued audits of Epic, to include any federal audits.

 

“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 copy of Gov. Stitt’s letter to State Auditor Byrd is available by clicking here

 

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