PSS boasts of ‘clean audit’

Posted on Jul 04 2019


The Public School System received a clean audit for fiscal year 2018.

It was learned during Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting on Capital Hill that accounting firm Burger & Comer gave PSS’ books an “unqualified audit opinion,” which means that the financial statements are a true and accurate representation of the fiscal year.

Auditor Dave Burger stated in his presentation that a lot of testings occurred, which determined no questions for PSS’ costs.

Although there were a few deficiencies such as missing signatures on timecards, Burger said that PSS has resolved majority of the audit findings. “We’re doing a better job in monitoring these particular findings to ensure that it’s not a repeated finding,” said Education Commissioner Glenn Muna.

Burger agreed that PSS “took the steps necessary to resolve all the conditions.”

PSS has received a clean audit for more than three years. The staff ensures compliance with regulations and showed no “material weaknesses.”

The latest audit means PSS continues to have a “low risk” status, which shows that they are responsible for the money made available to them.

Board of Education chair MaryLou Ada expressed gratitude to PSS employees and Muna “who worked hard to continually display such exceptional professionalism in what they do. We say to them, ‘thank you for a job well done!’”

Reica Ramirez

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