More questionable School Dept line items – How do Expenditures go down?

I’ve expressed on multiple occasions my opinion that this Superintendent was inexperienced to handle a district this large especially in light of what was and had taken place in Winchendon.

My concern worsened when he hired a CFO with no Mass Municipal experience.

Yesterday I pointed out two line items in the budget that had expenditures listed in reports supplied by the CFO higher in June than presented in July. No one can explain how you show expenditures in June at one dollar amount then you claim in a July report they are now lower.

The Auditor’s report presented in May appaers to be through April, the School June Report appears to be through May and the CFO July Report despite what a former ill informed ex school committee member tried to claim is indeed for the 2015/2016 School Year.

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Here are more questionable line items that again highlight my concern for the financial state of our school system.

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Acct # 512916 SW Computer Repair Tech from the May 4th Auditors Report – Org Approp /Revised Budget $59,901 Expended (spent) $36,227.80 – available $23,673.20

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From The June 9th Report by School Dept CFO Revised Budget $59,901 – Expended (spent) $40,035.48 Available $13,990.81

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From the July 20th report provided to the SC by the School CFO – an appropriation amount of $59,901 – Transfer of $25,000 with no explanation or published transfer request + Revised Budget of $34,901 – Expended (spent) $19,795.08

Acct # 512921 SW Management Inform SP This item is a HUGE Head Scratcher – The May 4 Auditor report shows Org Approp /Revised Budget of $75,000 with $61,442.41 expended and $13,557.59 available.

The June 9th Report by School Dept CFO shows a HUGE difference – That shows a Revised Budget amount of $140,000.00 with a year to date expended of $117,461.65 with $22,585.35 available

From the July 20th report provided to the SC by the School CFO shows an appropriation amount of $140,000.00 but a Transfer of $25,000 with no explanation or published transfer request – A revised budget amount of $115,000 and an Expended amount of $105,923.20

Acct # 512971 Director of Human Resou the May Auditor report shows Org Approp /Revised Budget of $91,983 – Expended amount of $75,355.14 with $5,404.10 Available

The June 9th Report by School Dept CFO show a Revised Budget of $91,983 – Expended amount $82,430.74 and a balance of $9,552.26 Available

From the July 20th report provided to the SC by the School CFO shows an appropriation amount of $91,983 but a Transfer of $30,000 with no explanation or published transfer request – A revised budget amount of $61,983.00 and an Expended amount of $61,275.24

There are other line item discrepancies but hopefully the School Committee will ask for a full detailed report and the City Council will demand a full expenditures report on the 5 line items I have shown along with a full auditors report on all school line items.

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