Wednesday, February 04, 2015
C. J. Huff's latest blog: A pleasant update on the state audit
Happy February! It's hard to believe we are already well past the midpoint in the school year. I'm so proud of our hard working faculty, staff, and students.
I wanted to give you a quick update on the process for the release of the results of Joplin Schools' state audit.
The State Auditor's Office dictates the process and timing of the release of the audit to the public. You can find information about their process here:http://www.auditor.mo.gov/AuditInfo/AuditProcess.aspx.
The state audit team arrived at Joplin Schools at the end of July and completed their field work just before Christmas. At the January Board of Education meeting, the state audit team presented their initial findings in closed session to the Board of Education. Currently, Joplin Schools is preparing its response to the audit findings, which will be completed and submitted to the State Auditor's Office sometime within the next two weeks. The auditor's team will then review our responses before completing the final report.
The final report will be presented by State Auditor Tom Schweich to the Board of Education and community at a board meeting in open session. The state auditor's office will announce the date of the release of the final report. We believe this will be sometime at the end of February or the beginning of March. Hard copies of the audit will be made available to the public at that meeting, and we will provide a link to a digital version of the report on our website: www.joplinschools.org. It will also be available on the state auditor's website.
We look forward to the final report and the opportunity to improve our practices as a direct result of the diligent work of the state auditor's team.
For our kids,