Hardin County Schools educates more than 14,000 students, employs more than 2,500 people, houses 23 educational facilities, works with dozens of booster groups and has a $182 million budget. When one adds up those facts, it's safe to say that there may be a few financial discrepancies in the yearly audit.
However, that is not the case in the Hardin County Schools audit performed by Heartland CPAs and Advisors PLLC.
In his report to the Hardin County Board of Education during the monthly work session last week, Brian Woosley, CPA reported that he and his team had zero audit findings to report for both the district and schools in the most recent audit.
“This is the first time I’ve ever discovered zero findings,” Woosley told the Board. “I’ve audited a lot of institutions, including school districts and zero findings is certainly a rarity, especially for a district of this size.”
“Our school bookkeepers are doing an absolutely amazing job,” HCS Chief Operations Officer John Stith said. “They are persistent in getting the information they need and work hard to ensure that they know about each penny that goes in and out of their doors. Central Office staff member Christie Vuleta works closely with our bookkeepers and school administrators to provide guidance and assistance and is an essential resource for them. Finance Director Jessica Annis is also critical to our success in this regard. Her expertise and dedication are important in so many ways.”
The complete audit report was presented to and adopted by the Board at its September meeting. It can be found on the district website.