Forensic audit of Trumbull High completed

A forensic audit of the roughly $64-million Trumbull High renovation has been completed.

The Town Council last July approved an outside audit, at the behest of First Selectman Timothy Herbst. The audit report, done by Sansiveri Kimball and Co., LLP and Pan American Consulting Services, LLC audits phase one and two of the project. The report has been posted on the town website. Herbst also released a response to the 60-page report Friday, saying the findings "confirm that the pre-construction protocols and organization for this project were clearly deficient." Herbst also said he was troubled by a finding that one bidder receiving an "unfair advantage."

"What is particularly useful in this audit is that the Town of Trumbull now has a template of how large, school capital construction projects should be planned, organized and executed in the future," Herbst wrote. "This audit must serve as a roadmap of how we must approach capital construction projects in our schools and public facilities in the years ahead."

Click here to read the statement and the audit report.