District hires firm for audit

May. 28, 2014 @ 07:44 PM

The Vance County Board of Education will relinquish their legal and financial statements for an audit to their usual auditing firm in July.

At their call meeting Monday night, the board approved an audit contract with Winston, Williams, Creech, Evans and Co. of Oxford to do its 2013-2014 financial audit and prepare its annual financial statements.

Without discussion, the board agreed to go forth with the firm yet another year for a fee of about $51,000.

After calling the meeting May 21, Superintendent Ronald Gregory said they stayed with the firm because it provided exceptionally detailed reports.

“We have been with them a long time and have asked them to expand their reports in the last years, so we are getting a more extensive report than what we have been getting in the past,” he said May 21.

The contract promises prompt audit results by Oct. 31, which will be presented at a board meeting.

Also during the meeting, the board closed into executive session to discuss personnel for the 2014-2015 school year. The board discussed teacher contracts, some set to renew and others to expire.

After an executive session, the board approved all seven teacher recommendations discussed in the meeting although they would not discuss their names.

“We don’t want them learning of their fate by reading it in the newspaper,” said Wil McLean, district human resources director.

McLean said the contract approvals will be released early next week after teachers had been notified of any changes.

 

Contact the writer at dhairston@hendersondispatch.com.