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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
The results of a
performance audit for Toledo Public Schools are in.
If TPS implements all 169
recommendations as a result of the audit conducted by Evergreen Solutions, they
could have $101 million in net savings over the next five years.
It's likely TPS will only
implement about half of those recommendations, but they have a lot to look over
before any decisions are made.
The audit was thorough. In
three months, nine operational areas were reviewed by a team of eight. Surveys
were conducted with staff, 23 schools and other sites were visited, data and
reports were examined, and the results were revealed Wednesday night.
"Like any other school
district, some things are efficient and effective…about 50 of them in the
report, and about 170 recommendations for ways that they can improve," said
Linda Recio, president of Evergreen Solutions.
Of the 169 recommendations
given, only 61 of them have financial implications. Some of these included
selling 56 buses, canceling 200 dead phone lines, cuts to 15 assistant
principal positions, the consolidation of a K-8 school, and other staffing
The audit also applauded
TPS's transformation plan, online classes, school crisis plans, and more.
"We got a pretty accurate
report, I think, a pretty full report, and we have a lot to look at," said
School Board President Brenda Hill. "Bottom line is, the education for the
The next steps will be
fixing factual errors and getting the final report before any recommendations
can be implemented. A final report is expected by the beginning of May.