To audit, or not to audit, that is the question

The board itself has always been considered the claims auditor, Lace said. The state says if we dont go over every single bill nd someone absconds with school money, the board is ultimately responsible.

Lace said that he supports a full forensic audit.

A number of taxpayers have expressed concerns about financial inadequacies within the district, Lace said. Some may be true, some may not, or they all may not. But since the state found some inadequacies, it seems to point to a bigger problem.

Lace said he would like to see the issue put to rest, whether there is a problem or a set of errors caused by not going exactly by the book.

If we spend $20,000 to find something in the budget that is not absolutely necessary, we could save much more than that, he said. If they find nothing, than we may not continue, but if they do find something, they should keep digging in my opinion. I think its worth every penny. No one can say something went right or wrong unless a forensic audit is completed.

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