SALAMANCA – An audit has turned up problems in the student activities accounts for the Salamanca School District, the Board of Education learned this week.
Controls on handling money for student-run organizations are a bit too relaxed for the accountants at Lumsden & McCormick in Buffalo.
The district is addressing the problems to bring everything into compliance with the generally accepted practices associated with those kinds of groups.
Superintendent Robert Breidenstein said: “To address the areas identified, we have required in-service training annually for all club advisers, distributed ‘thumb drives’ to all club advisers and student officers with common, consistent forms and protocol.
“We have also set regular ‘help desk’ hours in the business office for advisers and student officers to meet with business personnel to help with ledgers and financial tracking, such as fundraising and expenditures. We will be having an annual meeting with building administrators where student activities occur to make sure they understand their part in the process as well.”
“The audit report was quite good and our overall rating has improved due to the institution of tighter internal and external financial controls,” Breidenstein said.