REPORT DIGEST

 

ILLINOIS SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

 

SPECIAL LIMITED SCOPE COMPLIANCE EXAMINATION

For the Two Years Ended:

June 30, 2007

 

Summary of Findings:

Total this audit††††††††††    ††† 1

Total last audit†††††††††††     1

Repeated from last audit   1

 

Release Date:

February 26, 2007

 

 

State of Illinois

Office of the Auditor General

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND

AUDITOR GENERAL

 

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SYNOPSIS

 

 

 

 

®      Appointments of Board members were not made by the Governor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


There has been no ISSA Board since June 30, 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 

APPOINTMENTS OF BOARD MEMBERS

 

††††† Appointments of Board of Trustees for the Illinois Summer School for the Arts (Board) were not made by the Governor.

 

††††† At a September 2000 Board meeting, the remaining four Board members resigned from the Board effective June 30, 2001.As a result of there being no Board members or an Executive Director, the Illinois Summer School for the Arts (ISSA) has not administered any Summer Schools since July 2000 and as of June 30, 2007 there have been no Board members appointed to the ISSA by the Governor.(Finding 1, pg 6)

 

††††† The Office of the Governorís Boards and Commissions indicated that there were no Board members appointed, but they are making efforts to update the statutes to reflect its inactivity.

 

We recommended the Governor appoint the appropriate number of Board members to the Illinois Summer School for the Arts or seek legislative remedy.

 

 

 

 

 

AUDITORSí OPINION

 

We conducted a special limited scope compliance examination of the Illinois Summer School for the Arts as required by the Illinois State Auditing Act.

 

††††† A July 2000 summer school was held, however, after the July 2000 summer school concluded, the remaining ISSA Board members resigned from their Board positions as of June 30, 2001.The ISSA had a total cash balance of $12,352 as of June 30, 2007 in two Illinois State University (ISU) locally held accounts in which ISU serves as a fiscal agent for the accounts.††

 

The Governor signed Executive Order Number 3 (2002), effective May 31, 2002.This Executive Order, in part, abolished the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Summer School for the Arts and the Illinois Summer School for the Arts Act.However, Executive Order Number 8 (2002) reestablished the ISSA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, Auditor General

 

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SPECIAL ASSISTANT AUDITORS

 

††††† This examination was performed by the Office of the Auditor Generalís staff.