BRADENTON -- The Manatee County school district is expecting to pay about
On Wednesday, the district's audit committee discussed during a regular meeting how the internal audit company,
A bulk of the discussion focused on how many hours the company should spend examining money spent "special projects" or unplanned circumstances. The more hours spent on such analysis detracts from the number of hours spent on basic audit services.
"We'd love to have an unlimited supply of dollars to do it, especially now that we know we have a lot of things to be done. But we don't, we have a limited budget," said audit committee chair
Blitzko presented the committee with two options, one in which auditors spend 390 hours analyzing special projects and another in which auditors spend 150 hours on special projects.
"I'd set aside the higher number of hours because if we don't need them we can always pick another audit to be completed," said
The committee did not decide on the priorities Wednesday and scheduled a special phone conference meeting for Monday. During that conference the team is expected to vote on a proposed contract with
An external audit slammed the district with 42 findings, amounting to more than
The auditors ordered the
"Those will be occurring in the first quarter of this fiscal year," he said.
The internal auditors will now begin to focus on the findings that were deemed as medium- or low-priority, Unruh said.
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