A school system in the east is the focus of a preliminary SBI investigation into possible financial mismanagement.
District Attorney Dewey Hudson called for the investigation into Duplin County Schools after a few items on a 2008 audit of the school system concerned him.
Three commissioners and three taxpayers originally called for the audit because of complaints they received about financial mismanagement.
They say the school system did not provide adequate personnel and time for the audit.
Questions have risen over relocation expenses for a school employee and possible cutbacks the system could have made to save millions of dollars.
Duplin County County School Officials say they haven't received enough information to speak thoroughly on the subject.