PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania’s auditor general says his office will audit a Pittsburgh area school district that’s been plagued by controversy in the wake of several videos showing altercations between white school administrators and police and black students.

The Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/2jMxAfW ) reports that Auditor General Eugene DePasquale will investigate the Woodland Hills School District a year earlier than scheduled in response to concerns raised by government officials in municipalities served by the district.

DePasquale announced the audit at a news conference Thursday. It’ll examine the district’s finances and hiring practices, school safety and academic performance, among other things.

Woodland Hills Superintendent Alan Johnson says no major concerns were uncovered in two previous audits during his tenure. He says the district has nothing to hide.


Information from: Tribune-Review, http://triblive.com