State Impact-Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones says his office will investigate a conference held last year by a private foundation on behalf of the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Jones said Monday he plans to launch the investigative audit at the request of state Superintendent Janet Barresi.

Details of an investigative audit released earlier this month showed former Department of Education officials under the previous administration used secret bank accounts during a 10-year period that the audit described as a "slush fund."