The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts has awarded the Paulding County School District’s Business Services Department its Award of Distinction for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Of the approximately 130 school districts audited statewide in Fiscal Year 2017, only 25 received the honor. The GDAA states that the Award of Distinction is presented to organizations that submit quality financial statements and supporting documentation in a timely manner, whose annual financial report is given an unmodified audit opinion and is free of any significant deficiencies or material weaknesses, and comply with all Transparency in Government requirements. The award is particularly timely as the district moves toward the June 26 final approval of the Fiscal Year 2019 budget.
Below, Steve Barnette, Chief Financial Officer, and Miriam Hall, Controller/Operations, show off the award presented by the GDAA at the May 22, 2018 Board of Education meeting.