BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The East Baton Rouge Parish school system saved about $900,000 earlier this year after it audited more than 1,000 active and retired employees and found a number of spouses and children improperly participating in the employees' medical insurance.

On Thursday, The Advocate reports the school board is prepared to green-light a second audit, which will examine double that number of active employees and retirees, potentially doubling the savings.

Mercer, a large multinational consulting firm that has long overseen the school system's medical coverage, conducted the first audit at a cost of $25,000, plus an estimated $2,000 to $3,000 in postage.

The second audit would cost double that, at $50,000, and roughly double the postage costs.