Brad Steele, certified public accountant and partner in the firm Westbrook & Co., P.C., presented the audit report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, to the Board of Education at its Oct. 27, 2016, meeting.
The District received clean reports on its financial statements, compliance with laws and regulations, and internal control over financial reporting. Steele also complimented District staff on their preparation and cooperativeness, as well as their willingness to implement suggestions for improvement made during the audit. Audit Auditor's report at Board meeting
Tax rate unchanged for 13th year
Following a public hearing on Aug. 26, 2016, the Board of Education set the 2016 property tax rate for the District at $5.0397. This includes an operating levy of $3.7014 and a debt service levy of $1.3383. The District's tax levy has been at the same rate since 2004. Read more: Board meeting summaries, scroll to Aug. 25, 2016, meeting.
The Finance Department includes:
Cyndee Byous, Chief Financial Officer
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