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October 30, 2013

Laurel receives clean audit

NEW CASTLE — There were no findings in a performance audit of the Laurel School District conducted by the Pennsylvania auditor general’s department.

The audit covered the period of March 13, 2012, through June 27, 2013. According to the auditor general’s department, the audit “sought to answer certain questions regarding the district’s compliance with certain relevant state laws, regulations, contracts, grant requirements and administrative procedures.”

The audit found the district had complied “in all significant respects” with those matters.

In addition, compliance specific to state subsidies and reimbursements was determined for the school years ended June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2011.

“Our audit resulted in no findings or observations in this report.”

Superintendent Dr. Sandra Hennon said the district is pleased with the audit.

“We try hard to follow the rules,” she said. “We really take pride in being a good steward of taxpayer dollars.”

Hennon thanked her financial team and gave credit to the school board as well.

“We try to follow sound accounting principles — to have checks and balances in our system.”

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