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Walsh blames Chang for not telling him about IRS audit

Walsh and Chang
Media asks question about Boston Public Schools IRS audit to Mayor Martin J. Walsh with Tommy Chang, superintendent Boston Public Schools present. –David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Mayor Martin J. Walsh blamed Superintendent Tommy Chang on Wednesday for not informing him sooner about the mismanagement of student activity accounts found in an IRS audit.

“I didn’t get the findings myself until last week,’’ Walsh said. “The superintendent had the findings. The School Department had the findings. I didn’t have them. That’s where there was a miscommunication — a big miscommunication — it’s something I’m not happy about.’’

Walsh added, “We’ve had a conversation — myself and the superintendent — and it won’t happen again.’’

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