Detroit Public Schools now investigating Byrd-Bennett contracts, report says

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Thursday, October 15, 2015
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DETROIT (WLS) -- There is now more fallout from the indictment of former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett.

The Detroit News says authorities are investigating contracts awarded by Byrd-Bennett when she was the Academic and Accountability Auditor for Detroit Public Schools. She held that post from 2009-2011.

Byrd-Bennett pleaded guilty to a scheme that steered millions in no-bid contracts to education firms for kickbacks during her tenure with CPS.

A DPS spokesperson says the district is conducting its own internal investigation.