Investigation: Oakland (Mich.) schools misrepresented special ed needs

01/30/2004 | Detroit Free Press

In the second of a two-part investigation into the Oakland Intermediate School District's spending, the Detroit Free Press finds that despite a $16 million cash reserve, district officials lobbied successfully for a 2001 property tax increase to raise more special education funds. According to the newspaper, staffers had raised concerns that the special education money would be used to pay for a fiber-optic network.

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