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Fulton schools receive clean audit

Fulton schools receive clean audit

December 12th, 2013 in News

Fulton Public Schools once again received a positive audit review.

Jim McGinnis with GK&C Accounting gave a report on the district's 2012-13 Audit during Wednesday night's regular school board meeting.

McGinnis started off by praising Superintendent Jacque Cowherd's management analysis.

"This year that was an excellent report in my view," McGinnis said.

Making note of the district's stable finances, he told the board his firm had "absolutely no findings" in its financial reporting.

"It doesn't get any cleaner than this," McGinnis said. "This is a perfect audit."

He was also complimentary of the district's accountability procedures.

"Every year for nine years we've talked to you about segregation of duties. We have removed that this year," McGinnis said. "We believe you have excellent transaction controls. We applaud the things this district has done over the past several years to improve accountability."

He concluded his report by telling the board that "the most important thing I can pass along to you tonight is your books are in excellent shape."

In other business, the board approved proposals for six new courses at the high school for the 2014-15 school year:

•Web Design for grades 9-12. The semester-long course deals with web programming languages, graphics applications and tools to design, edit, launch and maintain web sites and pages.

•There's an App for That for grades 9-12. The semester-long course will use computer technology skills to build apps by creating projects that need decision-making logic.

•Video Gaming for grades 9-12. A semester-long, cross-curriculum introduction to video game design applying principles of advanced mathematics and science, language arts, social sciences and applied technology.

•Engineering Research and Design Project for grades 10-12. A full-year course in which students will work in small teams to design a solution to a real-world problem, working on a designing and building a semester-long or year-long project, which will be presented to a group of professionals and appropriate businesses for feedback.