Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced her office has begun an audit of the Hazelwood School District in St. Louis County. Residents of the district requested the audit through the petition process.
"Missourians are demonstrating that they want to be engaged in the process of ensuring government accountability at all levels," Auditor Galloway said. "I encourage anyone with information to contact my Whistleblower Hotline in order to better serve students and protect taxpayer dollars."
The Hazelwood School District includes 29 K-12 schools and covers areas of Hazelwood, Florissant, Black Jack, Spanish Lake, Ferguson, Bellefontaine Neighbors and Bridgeton in St. Louis County. The petition audit required 5,000 signatures, which were certified by the St. Louis County Elections Board.
Individuals who would like to provide information for consideration in this or any audit may contact the State Auditor's Whistleblower Hotline at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 800-347-8597. Concerns may also be submitted anonymously online at auditor.mo.gov/hotline.