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Audit Determines 'Smart Start' Has Problems

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RALEIGH — May 10, 1996 - 10:20 a.m. EDT

Project Smart Start needs a better system of accounting, according to a new audit released Thursday.

The report says Smart Start is serving children well, but continues to have problems handling its money. There is no uniform accounting system or documentation of local expenditure.

According to the report, the smaller the project, the more financial problems occur.

Smart Start is a program that works with pre-school children to help prepare them for formal education. Vice-President Al Gore visited the Triangle last month to find out more about the program and gave it high praise.

Cumberland County's Smart Start project is the only one listed with no significant money or management problems

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