Parma City Schools superintendent calls for audit after a $10 million clerical error

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PARMA- The Superintendent of the Parma City School District is calling for an independent audit of the district's books.

Superintendent Carl Hilling made the announcement Wednesday after a group of parents found a clerical error in the district's budget.

Parma School Treasurer Dave Crowley said the $10,200,000 error included money that should have been entered as a line item in a different column.

Superintendent Hilling told FOX 8 News, the discovery doesn't change the fact the district is still facing a $15 million dollar shortfall over the next two years.

The Parma Board of Education was recently given extra time to consider a controversial plan to combine or close schools and cut dozens of jobs.

The Ohio Department of Education has given the school district until November first to come up with a plan to balance the budget until 2018.

**More on the Parma schools budget crisis here**