Gowanda School hears internal audit results


OBSERVER Staff Writer

GOWANDA – The Gowanda Board of Education has received a clean internal audit. Representatives from R.A. Mercer presented the results from the audit at a board meeting.

Denise Veloski of R.A. Mercer said the district had a few minor problems, which have been corrected. One of the problems Veloski spoke about included one in the school service fund where it was found that one cash disbursement was not marked paid. According to Veloski, the cash disbursements would be ensured to be marked paid through a properly set up system. The district has set up a perpetual system already 50 percent in place, and will be fully functional by year end.

A second area Veloski spoke of included internal controls for cash receipts and revenue. The audit found two receipts out of 40 tested that were not signed. The receipts came from the band department whom was collecting fees for instrument rental. Prior to the rentals, the band department did not give the business office a list of students from whom they would be collecting money. The band department itself was keeping track, and the issue has been rectified.

“Two minor observations with one that is 50 percent complete is very good,” Veloski said.

In other business, the board canceled its Feb. 20 regular board meeting. The following substitute positions were approved: Kayla Walruth, Amber Krzemien, Beth Guzzetta and Meghan Himelein as substitute teachers. The board also accepted with regret the retirement resignation of Transportation Supervisor Norman J. Peters effective March 30.

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