Ala. K-12 officials say time needed for checkbook

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State school board members want the K-12
system to put its checkbook online like the two-year college system
has done but officials say it's not that simple.

Their concerns include that the state has 132 school systems operating on different computer systems and some would need new
software upgrades.

It's also unknown if the added workload and initial setup can be
handled at a time of tight staffs and budgets.

But board members are mulling possible action to force the system to act and say listing financial transactions and other details on the Internet is the best way to prove dollars are being spent responsibly.

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