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ELC school audit report presented

By Staff | Feb 13, 2008

The Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District received a clean bill of health in the district audit report at the school board’s regular meeting Monday night.

Larry Hardin of Williams and Company presented the audit, noting only that there could possibly be more internal controls with more segregation of duties. However, Hardin noted that was a common audit notation given the size of the district staff.

In other business, Superintendent Dick Magnuson reported on student testing which will take place at the end of February.

Roger Gilbert, the district’s representative on the school building project, said precast walls were currently being made.

Magnuson said the board could soon do a walk-through of work done to date on the Demoney addition.

The board also approved its agreement with Gilbert for the project.

The board approved an agreement to use the Iowa Lakes Community College softball field. Magnuson said the district will need to build an equipment storage shed and the current bleachers will probably be moved to the field.

The board also approved the statewide penny sales tax resolution recommended by the Iowa Association of School Boards. The resolution calls for repeal of the current School Infrastructure Local Option tax and replacing it with a statewide penny tax. Magnuson said the legislation would increase the district’s sales tax share by 40 percent.