TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Board of Education received a clean audit from the state Examiners of Public Accounts for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2017.
Nikki Morrison of the state examiner’s office said the system had earned an unmodified audit for both compliance and for expenditure of federal funds, and that there had been no questioned costs turned up in the report.
“An unmodified opinion was issued on the financial statements, which means that the board’s financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, its financial position and the results of its operations for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2017,” she said. “Tests performed during the audit did not disclose any significant instances of noncompliance with applicable state or local laws and regulations.”
Superintendent Dr. Suzanne Lacey thanked the system’s chief school financial officer, Avery Embry, and all the staff at the local school level as well for working with the auditors and bringing about a positive result.
“This is a big process that we go through every year, making sure we meet all state and federal standards,” she said.
She added an unmodified audit is only one step below an unqualified audit, the highest ranking available.