PA Auditor General Releases Audits for School Entities in Seven Counties

PA Auditor General Releases Audits for School Entities in Seven Counties

Harrisburg, PA

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the release of audit reports for school districts in Allegheny, Beaver, Clarion and Washington counties; intermediate units in Lancaster, Montgomery and Schuylkill counties; and career and technology centers in Allegheny and Schuylkill counties.

“My audits help 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.

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

Allegheny County

A.W. Beattie Career 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 except for one finding: the center failed to adequately develop and file its required safety plan.

Baldwin-Whitehall 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 the number of nonpublic school students transported, resulting in an overpayment from the state of $53,515.

Mt. Lebanon School District – No findings.

Beaver County

Western Beaver County 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 the number of nonpublic school student transported, resulting in an overpayment from the state of $25,795.

Clarion County

North Clarion 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 except for one finding: the district failed to maintain adequate internal controls over several key business office operations.

Lancaster County

Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 – No findings.

Montgomery County

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23 – No findings.

Schuylkill County

Schuylkill Technology Center – No findings.

Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 – No findings.

Washington County

Bentworth School District – No findings.

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