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Board of Education Discusses Audit

March 6th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

For 90 minutes on Tuesday night, the Allegany County Board of Education discussed in detail each of the 17 findings revealed in a state legislative audit of the board’s financial operations. The audit, released publicly last month, identified what were determined to be problems with the system- and offered recommendations to address them. From day one, the board members and administrative have expressed frustration with the audit- emphasizing that a finding isn’t necessarily a negative- but rather a different opinion garnered by a group of individuals who had no background in education fiscal administration. Finance Director Randy Bittinger noted on several occaisions that of the myriad of audits performed on the system each year, the legislative audit is the only one to identify such concern with the operation…

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