Auditor General Releases Audits for School Entities in Ten Counties

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the release of audit reports for school districts in Allegheny, Bedford, Erie, Lehigh, Lycoming, Mercer, Somerset and Sullivan counties; one Career and Technology Center in Washington County; and one Intermediate Unit in Westmoreland County.

“My school audits help ensure every available dollar of education funding is focused on students to improve their learning experience,” DePasquale said.

The Department of the Auditor General examines the records of school districts, charter schools, intermediate units, and area vocational-technical schools. The audit assessments include whether school entities received the state subsidies and reimbursements to which they were entitled, accurately managed taxpayer funds, and complied with ethics codes. The audits also determine whether teachers and administrators were properly certified for the positions they held during the audit period.

The full audit reports are available online using the links provided below.

Allegheny County

Brentwood Borough School District

Complied, in all significant respects, with applicable state laws, contracts, grant requirements and administrative procedures.

 

Bedford County

Northern Bedford County School District

Properly implemented policies and procedures for internal controls, budgetary practices, Right-to-Know and Sunshine laws; and complied, in all significant respects, with relevant requirements.

 

Erie County

Fairview School District

Complied, in all significant respects, with applicable state laws, contracts, grant requirements and administrative procedures.

 

Lehigh County

Northern Lehigh School District

Complied, in all significant respects, with applicable state laws, contracts, grant requirements and administrative procedures.

 

Lycoming County

Montoursville Area School District

Complied, in all significant respects, with applicable state laws, contracts, grant requirements and administrative procedures; except for one finding: the district inaccurately reported transportation data to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, resulting in an overpayment to the district of $17,214.

 

Mercer County

Sharon City School District

Complied, in all significant respects, with applicable state laws, contracts, grant requirements and administrative procedures; except for one finding: the district inaccurately reported transportation data to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, resulting in a net underpayment to the district of $187,021.

 

Somerset County

Salisbury-Elk Lick School District

Properly implemented policies and procedures for internal controls, budgetary practices, Right-to-Know and Sunshine laws; and complied, in all significant respects, with relevant requirements.

 

Sullivan County

Sullivan County School District

Properly implemented policies and procedures for internal controls, budgetary practices, Right-to-Know and Sunshine laws; and complied, in all significant respects, with relevant requirements.

 

Washington County

Chartiers-Houston School District

Properly implemented policies and procedures for internal controls, budgetary practices, Right-to-Know and Sunshine laws; and complied, in all significant respects, with relevant requirements.

 

Mon Valley Career and Technology Center

Properly implemented policies and procedures for internal controls, budgetary practices, Right-to-Know and Sunshine laws; and complied, in all significant respects, with relevant requirements.

 

Westmoreland County

Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7

Properly implemented policies and procedures for internal controls, budgetary practices, Right-to-Know and Sunshine laws; and complied, in all significant respects, with relevant requirements.