A special audit concludes the Malcolm Price Laboratory School at the University of Northern Iowa failed to collect a quarter of a million dollars in tuition from parents who enrolled their children in the school.
An internal audit of the Price Lab School in Cedar Falls identified concerns. State Auditor Dave Vaudt says the review of accounts his staff conducted found the school should have collected over $250,000 more in fees from families — including the family of a state representative. According to the auditor, Representative Kerry Burt’s family owes about $37,000 to the school.
It appears the school should have charged the families more because they lived outside of the basic attendance zone for students enrolled in the school. The school’s own director reported an incorrect address for his family for the last school year. As a result, his family as charged nearly $15,000 less than it should have paid, according to the auditor.
The Des Moines Register reports that Dave Smith was director of the Price Lab School until last month when he took over as superintendent in Spririt Lake.