State Auditor's Report
The findings of this report should give comfort to the petitioners, as no deep systemic problems were found. We found no evidence of the suspicions of wrongdoing lodged against specific employees.
Julie Blaha, State Auditor
The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) was petitioned to review Independent School District 281, Robbinsdale Area Schools, to examine the books, records, accounts and affairs of the District for the period July 1, 2015, through March 31, 2019. The state auditors office will bill the District approximately $69,000. The District estimates an additional $30,000 was spent on staff support and supplies.
The process took seven months (nearly 700 hours) to complete, and the report was released on Monday, June 15, 2020. The report is available at the Office of the State Auditor’s website.
We take our responsibility to be good financial stewards of taxpayer resources very seriously, and will continue to serve our students and families in a fiscally responsible manner. Below we address conclusions from the OSA report and provide additional clarification, as well as share efforts currently underway to strengthen our processes and procedures.
If you have any questions, please contact us through Let’s Talk, which can be found near the bottom of this page.
- 1. Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB)
- 2. Fund Balance and Budget
- 3. Credit Card Policies and Usage
- 4. Authorization of Expenditures
- 5. Access to Financial/Budget Information
- 6. TIES/Sourcewell Contract
- 7. Title I Funds
- 8. Compensatory Funds
- 9. Open Enrollment
- 10. Contract Compliance
- 11. Relocation Reimbursements
- 12. Scoreboards
- 13. Long-Term Facilities Maintenance Revenue Program
- 14. Conflict of Interest - TIES/Sourcewell Contract
- 15. Professional Development/Technology Stipends
- 16. Hiring Policies and Practices
- 17. School Board Meetings