REPORT DIGEST

 

REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION #14

 

SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY

 

FINANCIAL AUDIT

For the Year Ended:

June 30, 2005

 

Summary of Findings:

 

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

Total last audit†††††††††††††             0

Repeated from last audit†††††††††† 0

 

Release Date:

June 20, 2006 

 

 

State of Illinois

Office of the Auditor General

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND

AUDITOR GENERAL

 

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SYNOPSIS

 

 

 

        The Regional Office of Education #14 submitted an expenditure report that did not accurately reflect the grant activity of the period.

        The Regional Office of Education #14 did not examine at least once each year all books, accounts, and vouchers of every school treasurer in its educational service region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 


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REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION #14

SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY

 

FINANCIAL AUDIT

For The Year Ended June 30, 2005

 

 

 

FY 2005

FY 2004

TOTAL REVENUES

$1,741,137

$1,986,602

Local Sources

$714,158

$858,201

% of Total Revenues

41.02%

43.20%

State Sources

$1,026,979

$1,128,401

% of Total Revenues

58.98%

56.80%

Federal Sources

$0

$0

% of Total Revenues

0%

0%

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

$1,942,920

$1,825,009

Salaries and Benefits

$836,628

$754,623

% of Total Expenditures

43.06%

41.35%

Purchased Services

$328,680

$348,050

% of Total Expenditures

16.92%

19.07%

All Other Expenditures

$777,612

$722,336

% of Total Expenditures

40.02%

39.58%

 

 

 

TOTAL NET ASSETS

$137,413

$830,321

 

 

 

INVESTMENT IN CAPITAL ASSETS

 

$31,259

 

$19,236

 

 

†††† Percentages may not add due to rounding.

 

REGIONAL SUPERINTENDENT

During Audit Period: Honorable Robert Ingraffia

Currently:Honorable Robert Ingraffia

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Regional Office of Education #14 submitted an expenditure report that did not accurately reflect the grant activity of the period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Regional Office of Education #14 did not examine at least once each year all books, accounts, and vouchers of every school treasurer in its educational service region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 

INACCURATE EXPENDITURE REPORT

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††††††† Regional Office of Education #14 submitted an expenditure report that did not accurately reflect the grant activity of the period.The Regional Office included $2,014 in expenses related to the 2004/2005 Truant Alternative Grant on the expenditure report for both the 2003/2004 and the 2004/2005 grants. Amounts submitted on grant expenditure reports to the Illinois State Board of Education should be in agreement with the general ledger.(Finding 05-1, page 9)

 

†††††† The Regional Office accepted the recommendation to amend the expenditure report to accurately reflect the grant activity for the 2003/2004 grant year and has notified the Illinois State Board of Education of the error.

 

 

CONTROLS OVER COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND REGULATIONS

 

††††††† The Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/3-14.11) requires the Regional Superintendent to examine at least once each year all books, accounts, and vouchers of every school treasurer in his educational service region, and if he finds any irregularities in them, to report them at once, as directed by the School Code.

 

†††††††† The Regional Office did not examine at least once each year all books, accounts, and vouchers of every school treasurer in the educational service region.Regional Office officials noted they believe the mandate is outdated and that they are satisfying the intent of the statute by other reviews they undertake.This mandate has existed in its current form since at least 1953. (Finding 05-2, pages 10-11)

 

††††††††† The Regional Office accepted the recommendation, responding that it will seek a legislative solution to this and other obsolete passages.†††

 

 

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† AUDITORSí OPINION

 

††††††††† Our auditors state the Regional Office of Education #14ís financial statements as of June 30, 2005 are fairly presented in all material respects.

 

 

 

 

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WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, Auditor General

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SPECIAL ASSISTANT AUDITORS

 

††††††† Our special assistant auditors were Clifton Gunderson, LLP.