By Ashley Rader
One of the city school system’s departments has found itself on its own honor roll.
For the second straight year, the Elizabethton City School System’s audit returned no findings for the previous fiscal year.
A recent audit of the system’s financial documents for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, by Blackburn, Childers and Stegall found no deficiencies or noncompliances for the system, and the system was found to be a low-risk auditee.
The system has had a track record of producing good audit results each year.
Finance Director Beth Wilson said that since the 2007-2008 fiscal year, the system has only had one audit finding, which was on the 2010-2011 audit.
Superintendent of Schools Ed Alexander said the audit results showed the hard work of the system’s staff.
“It is the hard work and the integrity of the finance department that comes through in these results,” Alexander said. “I hope the public sees that we are using their money responsibly and in a way that they should be proud of.”
Wilson agreed the good audit findings were the result of the efforts of all the finance department staff.
“It does take a lot of hard work,” she said. “It takes following the proper procedures and internal controls to have the oversight and the compliance needed.”
Wilson continued that it took the entire department working together for the benefit of the staff to achieve the good financial standing in the system.