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Board of Education Audit Catches Eye of Commissioners

February 7th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

A critical audit report from the state regarding the finances of the Allegany County Public School System has caught the attention of the County Commissioners. The state of Maryland’s Office of Legislative Audits released a report late last month finding several deficiencies with the local school system, including $4 million in losses on food service and an $888,000 loss involving bus driver contracts. The audit, which cited the school system for 19 “findings” said that billing for Medicaid reimbursable services had a backlog of unprocessed claims dating back to February 2011. Superintendent David Cox and Finance Director Randy Bittinger told WCBC News that the findings are like recommendations and that there is no penalty attached. The board is funded by the county and the state. County Commissioners President Mike McKay said he is not taking the negative report lightly…

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