Audit shows Education Department used a “front organization” to host a conference

State Auditor Gary Jones said the state Education Department under state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi used personnel in a questionable and likely inappropriate manner to solicit and spend more than $200,000 for an education conference in 2011.

BY MEGAN ROLLAND Published: October 30, 2012
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The Oklahoma state Education Department is in trouble again for using state employees to solicit private donations and passing the money through questionable nonprofit accounts.

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