EDISON - An audit of Trenton schools reveals that officials deliberately hid how they spent millions of dollars of tax money in one school year.

The results of the audit were released just after last week, when the school board voted to close three schools and fire more than 200 workers due to cuts in state aid. The audits reveal that officials never recorded how they spent more than $3 million on special education students placed in private schools. When auditors first came across a $3.5 million check for health insurance, district officials tried to pass it off as a mistake and told auditors to ignore it. The district later admitted the check was real.Kane in Your Corner reached out to School Superintendent Rodney Lofton about the findings, but representatives from the school said he was in meetings all day.