Vincent Gray, mayor of Washington, D.C., has asked Big Four accounting firm Deloitte to analyze the District's school budget as it faces a deficit of roughly $600 million.
According to the Washington Post, the firm will work pro bono searching for savings and additional monies. The District comprises 123 public schools and 52 public charter schools on which it spends more than $1 billion.
One area that will come under particular scrutiny by Deloitte will be the school system's effectiveness in securing Medicaid reimbursements for services provided to students with disabilities.
School officials said poor tracking of cases and paperwork miscues have resulted in claims that the federal government has disallowed.
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