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BISD receives “clean” audit report

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Special to The Belton Journal

The Belton ISD Board of Trustees received the independent audit report for the 2014-2015 school year.

The report included an unmodified opinion, which indicates that the auditor had no reservations about the district’s financial statements. The audit also found no material weaknesses, no significant deficiencies, no noncompliance issues, and no costs were questioned.

“After a thorough, independent review of our books by an outside auditor, Belton ISD received a clean audit report. That’s a big deal, and it demonstrates our commitment to being good stewards of the public’s resources,” said Randy Pittenger, school board president.

“I am pleased with the results of this year’s audit. We have been able to use our resources to help us meet our mission of providing an education that challenges all of our students to excel in tomorrow’s world. Budget forecasting and long-range planning ensures that we are aligning our financial resources with our priorities and preparing for our future needs as a fast-growth school district,” said Dr. Susan Kincannon, superintendent.

Even while enrollment has grown, the school board has voted to keep property taxes steady at the current rate of $1.44 per $100 of valuation through the current fiscal year.

This is the third year that the district’s annual financial audit has been conducted by Pattillo, Brown & Hill LLP. The audit report is posted online at www.bisd.net.