Board of Education receives ‘clean’ audit
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Nov 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Anna Gentry, an auditor with the firm Kem Duguid and Associates, said the Trigg County School District received a “clean” audit, with only one significant deficiency.

Gentry presented the 2010 aduit report to the Trigg County Board of Education Thursday night at their regular meeting, where she said that the only significant deficency was that the district doesn’t have control over the preparation of their financial statements.

Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby said the finding is one that has been present in the school district’s audit for several years. “95 percent of districts have that finding now, and it’s going to show up year after year because we don’t have a CPA on board,” said Hamby.

Gentry also said there are no instances of noncompliance or significant deficiencies in the school district’s internal controls.

The board also approved $404,747 of federal EduJobs money, which will go to pay for staffing the building for two additional days not covered by state funding for the next years, as well as intervention coaches at each of the four schools, bringing the number of days to 187.

“(EduJobs money) can only be used for salaries,” Hamby said. “We actually have until June 30, 2012, to expend this money. It is a reimbursable-type program.”

The board also looked at the district’s improvement plan as well as the improvement plans for each of the four schools. “In 2006-2009, Trigg County Public Schools met 16 out of 16 target goals for 100% under No Child Left Behind guidelines. However, the 2010 NCLB Report indicated that Trigg County Public Schools met 15 of 16 target goals,” the district’s improvement plan stated.

The district improvement plan suggests providing workshops for parents and students related to college and career readiness, workshops that would begin in preschool. It also suggests that the Reality Store, an activity to shows students the realities of adult life, be held for both the seventh gradersand seniors.

In other business, the board unanimously passed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Fort Campbell, wherein Fort Campbell will be able to establish a Continuity ofOperations Program (COOP) if there is an emergency that requires that the installation relocate from Fort Campbell.

Hal Hopson, attorney for the Trigg County Board of Education, called the agreement “funky,” but board members such as Board Chairman Mike Davis argued that if something drastic happened at Fort Campbell to require them to relocate, the chances are good that martial law might be imposed anyway.

The board also unanimously passed an agreement with other school districts in Western Kentucky that would cost the district $3,184. According to the agreement, the board would

Additionally, Lavern Baker, who will start as the school board member for District No. 3 next year, was present. The superintendent and her future board members welcomed her.
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