The audit was performed by Potter, Bryant and Moore, of Birmingham. The annual audit revealed no issues or items of noncompliance. The school system was classified as a “low-risk” audit because no issues have been found in the financials over the last three years.
The report did contain recommendations for the system as well as each school individually to help things run more efficiently.
“There is always something they point out to us that we can improve,” Superintendent Robert Sparkman said. “We always want to get better.”
In other business:
•The board approved the monthly personnel report.
•Heard from financial officer Monique Rector about the system’s finances. Rector told the board that the school system is in better financial shape than expected or budgeted.
•The board voted to pay the difference between the funds raised by the Walker High Band Boosters and the cost of new uniforms for the band.
Boosters have already raised more than $25,000 and are still planning additional fundraisers to offset the cost of the new uniforms.
•The board approved the disposal of surplus equipment from schools.
•The Walker High School girls tennis team was recognized for its fourth-place finish in the state tournament. Coach D.J. Emerson attended the meeting and accepted the plaques for the girls.