Despite official audit questions about budget expertise, Jefferson County School Board passes record budget
First, a little background – The ink is hardly dry on a scathing new audit of the Jefferson County Public School system, which includes sharp comments about a lack of budget understanding on the part of the district’s school board members. For example, the auditor’s findings include:
“Finding 9: Board members generally do not appear to have a depth of understanding to actively examine or question the budget effectively without significant reliance on JCPS staff.”
“Finding 10: The Board lacks a committee structure to provide a detailed level of oversight of financial and audit matters.”
So, the capability of the current Jefferson County Board of Education to manage the state’s largest school district budget is at least in question.
Imagine that – the auditor is worried about the budgeting capability and training of the very people who just loaded a huge, record spending increase on Kentucky’s largest school district.
Do you see a potential problem with that?