Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will continue to do special audits of school districts, after three turned up a variety of issues.

Reviewing education funding was one of Edelen’s campaign promises last year. And so far, he’s made good by auditing Kenton, Mason and Breathitt County school districts. Those reports found poor documentation of funds and occasional misspending. 

“[I’m] focused on trying to right size school administrations, trying to make sure we have the appropriate culture in place. Making sure we are running our schools for the sole benefit of the children we’re trying to educate and the taxpayers who are paying the freight,” Edelen told lawmakers Thursday, adding that he’ll continue doing the special audits as necessary.


“We are going to continue to use a complaint based system, one that relies heavily on the people of Kentucky, on parents, on students, on people who are stakeholders in the system to report to us what they see, either for the better or for the worse,” he said.

Lawmakers said they support Edelen’s actions.