REPORT DIGEST

 

REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION #12

 

CLAY/CRAWFORD/ JASPER/LAWRENCE/ RICHLAND COUNTIES

 

FINANCIAL AUDIT

(In accordance with the

Single Audit Act and

OMB Circular A-133)

 

For the Year Ended:

June 30, 2008

 

Summary of Findings:

 

Total this audit†††††††††††††††††††† 2

Total last audit                     0

Repeated from last audit      0

 

Release Date:

May 14, 2009

 

State of Illinois

Office of the Auditor General

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND

AUDITOR GENERAL

 

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SYNOPSIS

 

 

  • The Regional Office of Education #12 loaned $10,217 from the Institute Fund to the Technology for Success Fund which is not allowed by the Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/3-12).

 

         The Regional Office of Education #12 had an amount on deposit at a bank that exceeded the federally insured limit and amount pledged as collateral by $83,612.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Expenditures and Revenues are summarized on the reverse page.}

 

 

 

 

REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION #12

CLAY/CRAWFORD/JASPER/LAWRENCE/RICHLAND COUNTIES

 

 

FINANCIAL AUDIT

(In Accordance with the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A-133)

For The Year Ended June 30, 2008

 

 

 

FY 2008

FY 2007

TOTAL REVENUES

$3,164,343

$3,117,104

Local Sources

$581,245

$538,962

% of Total Revenues

18.37%

17.29%

State Sources

$2,221,813

$2,074,065

% of Total Revenues

70.21%

66.54%

Federal Sources

$361,285

$504,077

% of Total Revenues

11.42%

16.17%

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

$2,901,501

$3,147,150

Salaries and Benefits

$1,695,972

$1,863,919

% of Total Expenditures

58.45%

59.23%

Purchased Services

$899,829

$908,341

% of Total Expenditures

31.01%

28.86%

All Other Expenditures

$305,700

$374,890

% of Total Expenditures

10.54%

11.91%

 

TOTAL NET ASSETS

$1,044,244

$781,402

 

INVESTMENT IN CAPITAL ASSETS

$87,125

$72,368

 

Percentages may not add due to rounding.

 

 

REGIONAL SUPERINTENDENT

During Audit Period:Honorable Carol Steinman

Currently:Honorable Carol Steinman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Regional Office of Education #12 loaned $10,217 from the Institute Fund to the Technology for Success Fund which is not allowed by the Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/3-12).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Regional Office of Education #12 had an amount on deposit at a bank that exceeded the federally insured limit and amount pledged as collateral by $83,612.

 

 

 

 

FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 

 

USE OF INSTITUTE FUNDS

 

†††††††† The Regional Office of Education #12 loaned $10,217 from the Institute Fund to the Technology for Success Fund (Technology Fund) which is not allowed by the Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/3-12).The Illinois School Code states that the Regional Superintendent shall use the Institute Fund to defray expenses incidental to teacher institutes, workshops or meetings of a professional nature that are designed to promote the professional growth of teachers, or for the purpose of defraying the expense of any general or special meeting of teachers or school personnel of the region.

 

†††††††† Various funds of the Regional Office share a pooled bank account.When expenditures for the Technology Fund came due, they were paid out of the pooled bank account.While the bank account had enough cash to cover the expenditures, it did not have enough of the Technology Fundís money for the payments.This created a loan from other funds that had cash in the account.The only fund with sufficient cash to pay such expenditures was the Institute Fund. (Finding 08-01, page 12)

 

†††††††† Auditors recommended that the Regional Office of Education #12 should monitor payments from pooled cash accounts to be sure that the particular fund paying expenditures has sufficient funds to cover the payments and should use Institute Funds only for purposes delineated by 105 ILCS 5/3-12.

 

†††††††† The Regional Office of Education #12 responded that it will closely monitor individual fund balances to ensure that sufficient funds exist to cover expenditure payments.In addition, Regional Office of Education #12 will use Institute Funds only for purposes delineated by 105 ILCS 5/3-12.

 

 

 

 

UNINSURED DEPOSITS IN BANK

 

†††††††† The Regional Office of Education #12 had an amount on deposit at a bank that exceeded the federally insured limit and amount pledged as collateral by $83,612. The Public Funds Deposit Act (30 ILCS 225/1) gives the authorization for deposits in excess of the federally insured limit to be covered by pledged collateral held by the financial institutionsí trust departments in the Regional Office of Education #12ís name.In addition, prudent business practice requires that all deposits held by financial institutions for the Regional Office of Education #12 be adequately covered by depository insurance or collateral.

 

†††††††† At June 30, 2008, the Regional Office of Education #12 had $83,612 of deposits in a bank which exceeded the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insured limit and insufficient collateral was obtained from the bank regarding the amount in excess of the FDIC insured limit.Uninsured deposits could cause a loss to the Regional Office of Education #12 if the bank failed.

 

†††††††† The Regional Office of Education #12 had an agreement with the bank that the bank would monitor the cash balance to make sure that collateral was sufficient to cover any balance that exceeded the amount insured by FDIC.At times during the month of June 2008, the bank balance exceeded the amount insured by FDIC, but the collateral was not increased until July 1, 2008.(Finding 08-02, page 13)

 

†††††††† The auditors recommended that the Regional Office of Education #12 should periodically monitor the amount of collateral held on deposit to ensure that an adequate amount is maintained.

 

†††††††† The Regional Office of Education #12 responded it will monitor on a monthly basis the amount of collateral held on deposit to ensure that an adequate amount is maintained.

 

 

 

 

AUDITORSí OPINION

 

†††††††† Our auditors state the Regional Office of Education #12ís financial statements as of June 30, 2008 are fairly presented in all material respects.

 

 

 

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WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, Auditor General

 

WGH:JRB

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL ASSISTANT AUDITORS

 

†††††††† Our special assistant auditors were West & Company, LLC.