- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Officials say a charter school in downtown Pittsburgh spent almost $240,000 transporting five special needs students without proper documentation.

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Thursday City Charter High School officials spent the tax money from 2011 to 2015. The school also spent nearly $24,000 during the 2011-2012 school year on taxicab rides.

DePasquale says officials failed to keep proper records that showed when and where students were being transported.

He says the lack of documentation makes it hard to ensure that money isn’t being misused.

School officials say they had an informal arrangement with Pittsburgh Public Schools that said it would provide rides for students on routes that were heading to the same facilities the students were attending.

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