The Raymore-Peculiar School District received a clean audit opinion on its financial statements, compliance with laws and regulations, and internal control over financial reporting for the year ended June 30, 2023.
Brian Eckhoff, CPA from Westbrook & Co., P.C., presented the audit results on Nov. 16 to the Board of Education. The Board’s Audit/Finance Committee participated in a comprehensive discussion of the audit with Mr. Eckhoff at its Sept 26 meeting.
Board President Ruth Johnson was pleased with the audit report. "I am very proud of our Finance Department and their efforts to be excellent stewards of taxpayer dollars," she said.
Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle agreed. "An audit verifies that we are in compliance with state and federal regulations, internal and administrative controls, and ensures the accuracy of financial reports used in calculating state and federal aid. These exceptional results reaffirm the district’s commitment to financial accuracy, transparency and accountability. We are committed to providing an excellent education to our students, while safeguarding the funds our public has entrusted us with.”
He continued with praise for the Finance Department. “The clean audit reflects on the hard work of Chief Financial Officer Tiffany Banks and her staff," he said. “Our Ray-Pec finance professionals work hard to invest taxpayer dollars wisely. The needs of our students are at the heart of every decision we make so that all children can reach their full potential.”