Auditor General Releases Audits for Schools in Eleven Counties

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced the release of audit reports for school districts in Adams, Armstrong, Bucks, Cambria, Clarion, Delaware, McKean, Montgomery and Schuylkill counties; one Intermediate Unit in Indiana County and two technical schools in Clarion and Somerset counties.

“My audits help to ensure schools are being run efficiently and effectively, so that students and teachers can focus on learning and resources are focused on the classroom,” 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.

Where it is noted “No findings”, it means the audited entity has 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.  The full audit reports are available online using the links provided below.

Adams County

Littlestown Area School District

Complied, in all significant respects, with applicable state laws, contracts, grant requirements, and administrative procedures except for a finding of the district incorrectly reported the number of nonpublic and charter school students transported resulting in an overpayment of $42,350.

 

Armstrong County

Freeport Area School District – No findings.

 

Bucks County

Pennsbury 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 except for a finding of the district inaccurately reported the number of nonpublic and charter school students transported resulting in an overpayment of $43,920.

 

Cambria County

Cambria Heights School District – No findings.

 

Clarion County

Clarion County Career Center – No findings.

 

Redbank Valley School District

Complied, in all significant respects, with applicable state laws, contracts, grant requirements, and administrative procedures except for a finding of the district incorrectly reported nonresident students to the PDE and failed to bill other school districts $16,299 for educating these students.

 

Delaware County

Penn-Delco School District  – No findings.

 

Indiana County

Arin Intermediate Unit 28 – No findings.

 

McKean County

Kane Area School District – No findings.

 

Montgomery County

Norristown Area School District

Complied, in all significant respects, with applicable state laws, contracts, grant requirements and administrative procedures except in the following findings: the district’s general fund balance decreased by more than $9 million during the 2013-14 through 2016-2017 fiscal years, and the district inaccurately reported transportation costs and the number of nonpublic school students transported resulting in a net overpayment of $56,087.

 

Schuylkill County

Pine Grove Area School District

Complied, in all significant respects, with applicable state laws, contracts, grant requirements and administrative procedures except in the following findings: the district failed to retain required supporting documentation to substantiate the regular transportation reimbursements received and incorrectly reported nonpublic school students to the PDE, which resulted in a $25,410 overpayment of supplemental transportation reimbursements; and the district failed to conduct a majority of the monthly fire drills as required by the state.

 

Somerset County

Somerset County Technology Center – No findings.