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CMS Audit OK, But Not On CMS Dime, Davis Tells NAACP Leader

The local head of the NAACP has demanded an outside audit of CMS. The school board's chair Eric Davis says that's fine, but not on the district's dime. WFAE's Lisa Miller has more: At a forum on closing schools last week, Local NAACP President Kojo Nantambu asked CMS to conduct an independent audit of the district. "The NAACP finds itself faced with doubts and confusion as to the true financial state of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system. Doubts created as the result of so many inconsistencies and distortions and reports given by the superintendent," Nantambu said. School board chairman Eric Davis sent Nantambu a reply two days later. He points out CMS has an independent audit performed every year. Davis included copies and directed him to a website with all audits dating back to 2002. He wrote the district's "current economic situation leaves it unable to pay for multiple audits during the year, so the NAACP would need to pay for the audit." Davis says CMS has nothing to hide, so there's no need for delay. Davis also repeated his confidence in Superintendent Peter Gorman and invited Nantambu to meet with the two of them.