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December 13, 2013

District 80 to undergo state audit

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“There are rules when you get this grant money (for) what you can spend it on,” Green said. “You tell them what you're going to do with the money. They come down and see what you actually did.”

Green said district officials will be well-prepared for the audit when it occurs.

“We'll get those documents and (the auditors) will be in here for like a week or two until they're satisfied that all their questions are answered,” Green said.

Ron Daniels, the Jefferson-Hamilton counties Regional Superintendent of Schools, said it's common for school districts to be chosen at random for this kind of audit.

Sometimes, if there are major changes at a district — such as a drastic rise in the average daily attendance — it will send up a “red flag” and the district will be targeted for an audit, Daniels said.

An upswing in attendance would affect the level of general state aid a district would receive.

Most of the time, though, the districts are selected at random, Daniels said. Three other schools in Jefferson County underwent audits of this sort in the last year, he said.

“It's just a routine, random selection of schools and programs,” Daniels said.

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