St. John schools get first perfect audit ever
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 12, 2008
BY KYLE BARNETT
RESERVE- Decades of hard work finally paid off for the business department of the St. John school system last week when they received certification of the first perfect audit in their history.
“It is the pinnacle. It is as good as it can get,” said Business Manager Felix Boughton. “It gives the taxpayers confidence.”
Boughton said that before the school system had a business department they received a state audit saying the financial records were so out of order the auditor could not understand them.
“It is a success story because you go from accounting and financial records where the auditor is saying ‘we can’t find anything that is going on,” said Boughton. “We basically went from the bottom of the barrel all the way to the top… It just shows the board made a good decision 19 or 20 years ago.”
Boughton said the audit was certified by the Government Finance Officers Association and the Association of School Business Officials.