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Audit finds Problems at VA School for the Deaf and Blind

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STAUNTON, Va. (AP) - A state audit says the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind needs to correct several problems, including money management and lax computer security.

Superintendent Nancy Armstrong says in a response to the audit that the school is a unique state agency and its requirements differ from those of other agencies. She suggested that it be measured against the benchmarks of local school divisions.

A report from the state Auditor of Public Accounts says the school's information technology structure lacks risk management and contingency plans. There also is inadequate management of the firewall that protects the instructional and student networks.

The audit report also says the school lacks control over construction progress and spending.

The News Leader reported the audit's findings and Armstrong's response.

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