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Education Dept. lost track of $84M for disabled student services

August 28, 2017

The city Education Department failed to keep tabs on $84 million it paid to outside vendors for services to students with disabilities, a new audit charges.

In the report to be released Monday, Controller Scott Stringer shows the city didn’t track payments for services such as physical therapy, speech therapy and psychological counseling in 2016.

As a result, Stringer said, the city made thousands of bad payments for bogus treatments and services, wasting taxpayers’ money.

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