Audit causes rift among board members

February 26, 2016

When an item came before the Board, one member had reservations about its approval.

Item ‘L’ on the agenda stated ‘discuss and/or take action on advertising to bid for forensic audit on district technology.’

Before the a motion to approve could be made, however, Board Member Gordon Hinkle voiced his concern about performing a second internal audit after already undergoing a mandated state audit.

“I’ve pondered over this for the past 24 hours,” said Hinkle. “What is the specific reason to perform an audit on this specific department?”

“When we came on to the school board, we found things that were not exactly right,” explained Board Chairman Dexter Smith. “So, we decided to start one department at a time instead of doing the whole district at once due to the money issue.”

There was some disagreement on the terminology of the item. According to Hinkle, the generic definition of a forensic audit is to investigate criminal activity.

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