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$1M In Equipment Missing From Broward Bus Dept.

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4)- Approximately $1 million in equipment is missing from a South Florida school district’s bus department, according to auditors.

Broward County School District auditors say 426 items are missing from the transportation department, which has been under fire since 2009 when the district began investigating allegations of mismanagement, according to The Sun Sentinel.

The auditors say the missing equipment includes about 170 computers and laptops, dozens of radios and printers, two golf carts, about 15 fax machines, an automatic ice machine purchased for more than $1,600 and a phone system purchased for $32,755.

The audit comes as the school board looks to cut about $115 million from its budget amid rising fuel and health care costs.

The acting director of transportation services says the department is building a database to track missing items.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Sun Sentinel contributed material for this report)

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