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Edgewood City Schools Receives Auditor of State Award

Randy Stiver, Treasurer, stated, “I want to thank my team, Lora Schueller, Debi Koster, and Becky Koontz, for all the hard work and dedication they bring to our district. This is an award that we as a group have been able to achieve, and I’m very thankful to have such a dedicated staff. We will continue to work towards making sure we perform our duties in a fiducially and prudent manner. We are committed to providing the residents of our district with the assurance that we are accounting for the district’s finances in accordance with state and federal standards.”

Russ Fussnecker, Edgewood City Schools Superintendent, said, “I am extremely proud of this team. This award is a reflection of the daily commitment demonstrated by these Edgewood employees. Their efforts are to be commended for their consistent fiscal responsibility to our taxpayers, our students, and our staff.”

The Auditor of State Award is presented to local government and school districts upon completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a clean audit report:
  • The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office via the Hinkle System in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance
    • Lack of timely report submission
    • Reconciliation issues
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance
    • Findings for recovery less than $500
    • Public meetings or public records issues