SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) The Scranton School District is on the road to recovery.
Auditor General Eugene Depasquale made a stop in the Electric City Thursday to offer his recommendations on the district’s financial recovery plan.
In 2017 Depasquale called out the district by saying it’s the worst school in the state. Since, he has promised to help them get back on their feet financially.
The Auditor General’s first and number one recommendation, abolish the bus contracts currently in place. He says they need to bid out new ones. But doing so Depasquale estimates the district could save $1.4 million and hire 21 teachers over the next three years.
With the District being $200 million in debt the state placed it into financial recovery status. Dr. Candis Finan was appointed by the board last month to be the recovery officer. Her job is to make sure board members fallow through with a plan to get back on track.
To see a full list of recommendations from the Auditor General click here.