What a waste of state resources! Auditor Byrd just repeats her unsubstantiated claims publicly, yet still hasn't released her claimed evidence to back it up.
Disgusting that the House Committee didn't first demand the evidence! The Auditor is supposed to already have collected and analyzed all evidence & sought full response from the institution BEFORE making public accusations.
By denying her accused the very fundamental evidence that her accusations are based upon, she's silenced them from an accurate & informed defense against the 8-figure fraud charges. And she has full control over the narrative an media discourse. The legislature is doing her bidding by their providing her a platform of taxpayer-funded forums of gratuitous charges.
By contracting out, the school district has enhanced legal recourse when services are not rendered according to the written agreement. With employees, the district is limited to the one option of termination of employment. And even that recourse is then subject to the employee's appeal and an expensive hearing. These are the prejudices of a career state bureaucrat and Cindy Byrd is exhibiting that bureaucratic mindset.