DALLAS, Texas — The Dallas Independent School District chief auditor is under a performance review within a year of his hiring — and soon after he questioned the district’s performance in millions of dollars of potential construction contract overpayments.
Two audits by Dallas ISD internal chief auditor Steven Martin recently raised concerns that the school district potentially overpaid more than $330,000 for $1.2 million in construction contracts. His office is reviewing another 12 contracts, with $1.7 million in potential overpayments, sources said.
One of the audits called for the district to refer the potential overpayments to the Dallas District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
Martin also raised concerns about a Dallas ISD proposal last month to limit the ability of his office to review smaller construction