Friday, January 19, 2007

School District Accounting

Today's Deseret News:

The speaker of the Utah House on Thursday said he has requested an audit of school district accounting procedures in light of the federal indictment alleging two former employees defrauded Davis School District of $4.3 million.
Speaker Greg Curtis, R-Sandy, last month asked the legislative auditor general to look at accounting procedures and how school districts otherwise handle finances. The goal is to see if districts are following their own procedures and whether oversight improvements are needed.
Curtis' comments come the day after Weber School District and law enforcement officials publicly announced they were probing the alleged embezzlement of $900,000 of Weber School District Foundation funds. A foundation secretary, who was fired last month, is the focus of the probe, the officials said.

I suggested a great way to do these audits permanantly here.


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