Inspector general investigating Yonkers Board of Ed

Yonkers Inspector General Dan Schorr is auditing the city Board of Education's health care spending.

The city is budgeted to spend $67 million this year on health care payments for school district employees. According to Schorr, the district paid more than $70,000 to look at how health payments are made to teachers and other school employees, but hasn't shared the outcome.

In a statement, School Board President Paresh Patel admitted that the private audit has been delayed and said, "We continue to fully support a thorough audit and review by the IG and, as we have offered several times over the past year, will make any and all necessary District documents and personnel available to that end."

Teachers Union President Pat Puleo says she's not sure if an audit will show how money can be freed up to save hundreds of jobs and programs that have been cut.

The inspector general will begin his audit immediately. If he receives the documents he's requested in a timely fashion, he says the investigation should take two months.

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