The results of an audit report for the 2011-12 academic school year and requirements for a new accountability system were just two topics discussed during tonight’s Christian County Board of Education meeting.
Certified Public Accountants with Stiles, Carter and Associates of Elizabethtown gave school board members a quick overview of the school district’s audit report.
In the report, business practices of the school district were found to be in compliance with state law, and that no significant deficiencies were found.
However, it was recommended that the school district’s management and financial personnel review the procedures and processes involved in recording journal entries and enhance its internal control to ensure proper recording of these items.
After hearing their remarks, school board members unanimously approved to accept the audit report.
In other business, school board members discussed a new accountability system and how it would impact students.
Enacted in the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly, Senate Bill 1 requires the implementation of a new public school assessment program starting in the 2011-12 school year.
These state-mandated assessments are collectively named the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress or K-PREP tests.
Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill says results from students who took the test for the first last year will be released sometime next month and for parents, students and the community to not be discouraged about the results.