The announcement from Auditor Tom Schweich came after a request from Joplin superintendent C.J. Huff. Schweich says the request from Huff makes a petition drive seeking an audit unnecessary.
Joplin businessman David Humphreys began the petition drive.
The Joplin Globe reports Huff said asking the state to do the audit now would save costs associated with the petition drive, which could have cost the district between $70,000 and $100,000.
Huff says the district has expected the audit since the tornado and the district is ready to fully cooperate with the audit.