School Claims Auditor

By Charles K. Trainor

During the winter holiday season, you may have the opportunity to attend student performances and witness the accomplishments of your students and teachers. These events often provide community members with an informal opportunity to greet board members. Impromptu meetings usually lead to discussions about district priorities and policies. Questions about the board’s intentions regarding funding for the arts are common. But inquiries may be more far-reaching.

Specifically, taxpayers want to know how district money is being spent. Just as importantly, they want to know that it is not being wasted. Of course, it is possible that you have not memorized the exact amounts or percentages allocated to various budget lines. However, you may soothe concerns regarding your purchasing process if your district uses a claims auditor.

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