BUTTE - Madison County commissioners say they're going to strongly encourage the Ennis school board have its finances audited after the attorney general determined the school improperly used taxes levied for adult education and transportation to help pay for a new elementary school.

Commissioner Dave Schulz tells The Montana Standard the commissioners want the third-party audit done, but agree the school district should pay it. Schulz says commissioners are going to suggest the school use a different auditor than they have used in the past.

Board Chairman Marc Glines did not return a telephone call from the newspaper seeking comment Tuesday.

Ennis recently completed a $10 million grade school that was primarily funded with taxes that were levied without being voted on.


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