06/27/2013 04:00 EDT | Updated 08/26/2013 05:12 EDT

Forensic audit to be conducted at Toronto District School Board

TORONTO - Education Minister Liz Sandals says a forensic audit will be conducted at the Toronto District School Board.

She said in a statement that the decision is in response to requests for an audit from the country’s largest school board and its audit committee:

Sandals said concerns raised include salary increases that may not be in line with broader public sector compensation and expenses paid without proper review.

Other concerns include the availability of reports to the audit committee and financial reporting that may not have been approved by the chief financial officer.

Sandals said Ernst & Young will conduct the forensic audit and deliver a report and recommendations this fall.

The TDSB has nearly 600 schools and more than 250,000 students.