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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020. 3:22 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The results of the Auditor General report of Julian Cho High School (JCHS) shows that a considerable amount of money is unaccounted for (reports alleging upwards of $400,000), and the public wants to know who is responsible.

Discussing the issue this week, Prime Minister Dean Barrow said that the audit report will be made public following today’s house meeting, and more questions can be asked at that time but currently he believes that the report should go to the police. When asked if he intended to hand the report over to the authorities Barrow responded “Absolutely.”

The audit results were so controversial that they are currently being debated in parliament

JCHS was in the news several times last year because the school operated for some time without a principal. The school’s former principal Dr. Simeon Coc, now a standard-bearer of the United Democratic Party (UPD), had retired and asked for a one-year extension on his contract which was subsequently denied by the Teaching Service Commission.

People’s United Party Area Representative for Toledo West, Oscar Requena, alleged at today’s house meeting that, under Coc’s leadership, the school faced many irregularities.

 

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