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Audit: SIU Missing “Our” Property
Audit: SIU Missing “Our” Property

A state audit of Southern Illinois University has found it lacking in some areas: too few computers in Carbondale and Edwardsville, and too few special-needs children in East St Louis.

SIU-Edwardsville, Spokesman Doug McIlhagga says the auditor general found the ratio of special-needs children in the Head Start program the university runs on its East St Louis campus was too low.  He adds the university is also missing more than 250 computers but says it is a “small percentage of the thousands of computers” the university owns.

The special-needs enrollment fell short of a ten percent federal guideline. The audit says that enrollment was only four percent, and the university missed a deadline to apply for a waiver.