Lawmakers vote to expand oversight of special education programs

Lawmakers have voted to increase state oversight of special education programs for preschoolers with disabilities. The new bill would require the state Comptroller to audit

The new bill requires the state Comptroller to audit independently run programs.

The new bill requires the state Comptroller to audit independently run programs. (6/23/13)

THE BRONX - Lawmakers have voted to increase state oversight of special education programs for preschoolers with disabilities.

The new bill would require the state Comptroller to audit independently run programs at least once in the next five years.

Sponsors of the bill say limited audits have led to widespread fraud and abuse.

The lack of audits has wasted millions of dollars and left students under-served, officials say.

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