An audit of the 10 largest school districts in Washington state recommends changes that could save those districts $54 million over five years by closing more schools and reducing the number of administrators. The audit was conducted by Cotton & Co., which looked at the administrative and overhead operations of the 10 districts from 2004 through 2006. Washington state spends $5.5 billion each year on public schools. The audit was overseen by the state Auditor's Office. The school districts included in the audit were Edmonds, Evergreen, Federal Way, Kent, Lake Washington, Puyallup, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma and Vancouver.To read The Seattle Times article, click here.