REPORT DIGEST

 

REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION #46

 

BROWN/CASS/MORGAN/ SCOTT COUNTIES

 

FINANCIAL AUDIT

(In Accordance with the

Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A-133)

For the Year Ended:

June 30, 2005

 

Summary of Findings:

 

Total this audit†††††††††††††             3

Total last audit††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 2

Repeated from last audit†††††††††† 1

 

Release Date:

July 12, 2006 

 

 

State of Illinois

Office of the Auditor General

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND

AUDITOR GENERAL

 

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SYNOPSIS

 

 

 

  • The Regional Office of Education #46 did not examine at least once each year all books, accounts, and vouchers of every school treasurer in its educational service region.

 

  • The Regional Office of Education #46 included $156 that was related to the 2004 Truants Alternative and Optional Education grant on the 2005 grant expenditure report.

 

  • The Regional Office of Education #46 did not have sufficient collateral in place to insure their cash balances against possible loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 


REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION #46

BROWN/CASS/MORGAN/SCOTT COUNTIES

 

FINANCIAL AUDIT

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

For The Year Ended June 30, 2005

 

 

 

FY 2005

FY 2004

TOTAL REVENUES

$2,014,390

$3,145,857

Local Sources

$235,968

$221,221

% of Total Revenues

11.71%

7.03%

State Sources

$1,026,894

$839,301

% of Total Revenues

50.98%

26.68%

Federal Sources

$751,528

$2,085,335

% of Total Revenues

37.31%

66.29%

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

$1,922,635

$3,123,842

Salaries and Benefits

$1,543,483

$936,253

% of Total Expenditures

80.28%

29.97%

Purchased Services

$249,375

$178,311

% of Total Expenditures

12.97%

5.71%

All Other Expenditures

$129,777

$2,009,278

% of Total Expenditures

6.75%

64.32%

 

 

 

TOTAL NET ASSETS

$979,327

$892,763

 

 

 

INVESTMENT IN CAPITAL ASSETS

 

$11,480

 

$16,058

 

Percentages may not add due to rounding.

 

REGIONAL SUPERINTENDENT

During Audit Period:Honorable Stephen Breese

Currently:Honorable Stephen Breese

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Regional Office of Education #46 did not examine at least once each year all books, accounts, and vouchers of every school treasurer in its educational service region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Regional Office of Education #46 included $156 that was related to the 2004 Truants Alternative and Optional Education grant on the 2005 grant expenditure report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Regional Office of Education #46 did not have sufficient collateral in place to insure their cash balances against possible loss.

 

 

 

 

FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

COMPLIANCE WITH STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS

 

††††††††† 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 05-1, pages 12-13)

 

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

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INACCURATE EXPENDITURE REPORT

 

†††††† The Regional Office of Education #46 included $156 that was related to the 2004 Truants Alternative and Optional Education grant on the 2005 grant expenditure report.Consequently, the expenditure report submitted did not accurately reflect the activity of the period.(Finding 05-2, page 14)This finding was first reported in 2003.

 

††††† The Regional Office of Education #46 accepted the recommendation, stating it will amend the report to accurately reflect the grant activity at June 30, 2005. (For previous Regional Office response, see Digest Footnote #1.)

 

 

 

UNDERCOLLATERALIZATION OF BANK ACCOUNTS

 

†††††† The Regional Office of Education #46 did not have sufficient collateral in place to insure their cash balances against possible loss.At year end, $261,081 of the Regional Office of Education #46ís bank balance of $1,115,485 was exposed to custodial credit risk.(Finding 05-3, page 15)

 

††††† 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 #46ís name.In addition, prudent business practice requires that all cash and investments held by financial institutions for the ROE be adequately covered by depository insurance or collateral.

 

††††† The Regional Office of Education #46 accepted the recommendation, stating it will monitor its bank balances on a monthly basis to make sure there is adequate collateralization to protect its cash and investments from possible loss.

 

 

AUDITORSí OPINION

 

††††† Our auditors state the Regional Office of Education #46ís financial statements as of June 30, 2005 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 Clifton Gunderson LLP.

 

 

 

DIGEST FOOTNOTES

 

#1: INACCURATE EXPENDITURE REPORT--Previous Regional Office Response

 

In its prior response in 2004, the Regional Office accepted the finding and stated they will amend the expenditure report to accurately reflect the grant activity.

 

Complete Regional Office responses to prior findings are available upon request from the Auditor Generalís Office.