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Indiana State Board Of Accounts

State board cites problems in audit of School City of East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The Indiana State Board of Accounts cites numerous issues in its latest audit of the School City of East Chicago, including saying the teacher contract signed in 2011 appears to run afoul of a state law prohibiting school corporations from entering into contracts for which the…

August 25, 2014 6:30 pm
Munster school leaders blame state for deficit

Munster school leaders blame state for deficit

MUNSTER | Munster school leaders blame the district's $8 million deficit on a state funding formula, a 2008 state take over of the general fund and millions of dollars in education cuts by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Related

Former Griffith school treasurer must repay $34,000

GRIFFITH | A former Ready Elementary School extracurricular treasurer has been accused of misappropriating $17,050 from the Griffith Public Schools.

July 11, 2014 6:00 pm

Former LaPorte County township official pleads not guilty to federal tax charges

HAMMOND | A former deputy trustee for LaPorte County's Michigan Township pleaded not guilty Friday to three counts of failure to file a federal tax return.

July 11, 2014 1:53 pm

State board releases Merrillville school audit

MERRILLVILLE | The Indiana State Board of Accounts released its audit of the Merrillville Community School Corp. Monday, citing a couple of minor reporting issues and segregation of duties.

May 19, 2014 7:29 pm

State auditors investigating Griffith elementary school

GRIFFITH | The Indiana State Board of Accounts has not released an audit of Eldon Ready Elementary School in the Griffith Public Schools pending further investigation.

April 07, 2014 8:45 pm

State Board of Accounts cites issues with Griffith teachers union contract

GRIFFITH | The Indiana State Board of Accounts noted errors in the contract between the Griffith Federation of Teachers Local 761 and Griffith Public Schools.

April 07, 2014 8:30 pm

Munster schools were in red before voters OK'd referendum

MUNSTER | An audit released by the Indiana State Board of Accounts this week shows the School Town of Munster's budget was in the red before voters approved a general fund referendum in May 2013.

March 19, 2014 6:30 pm

State releases audit report on Lighthouse schools

GARY | No glaring errors were reported in a state audit of three Lake County schools operated by Lighthouse Academies of Indiana Inc.

March 15, 2014 5:45 pm

Free, reduced price lunches calculated incorrectly, audit says

VALPARAISO | The Indiana State Board of Accounts recently cited issues in the Porter Township Schools lunch program in its audit.

March 12, 2014 7:42 pm

Ex-Hammond city clerk employee ordered to repay money

HAMMOND | A former city clerk official will be required to repay more than $11,000 to Hammond City Court and the state.

March 11, 2014 6:30 pm

State audit board says Dunes charter school had excessive cash

GARY | The Indiana State Board of Accounts released an audit report for Charter School of the Dunes showing that in 2009-10, it had excessive cash on hand from federal stimulus money and wasn't able to access the remaining funds.

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm

State police to investigate missing LaPorte County money

LAPORTE | To avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest, a case involving a bag containing tax checks from LaPorte County property owners winding up in a strange place has been turned over to Indiana State Police.

July 26, 2013 11:35 am

Former Lake Ridge schools official facing additional $10,000 charge in audit, inquiry

CALUMET TWP. | The Indiana State Board of Accounts released its final report Tuesday regarding an investigation into the activities of the former Lake Ridge Community Schools business manager who allegedly stole more than $133,000 from the district.

July 03, 2013 6:49 pm

Lake Station school treasurer asked to repay money

LAKE STATION | A Lake Station elementary school extracurricular treasurer is being asked to repay nearly $42,000 to the school.

June 20, 2013 1:10 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Put Hammond's debt in proper perspective

Bill Dolan’s April 28 article (“Lake County municipal officials turn to lenders for urban amenities”), is a classic example of “you can make numbers say whatever you want them to.”

May 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos




State, Hanover sue former school treasurer

State, Hanover sue former school treasurer

CEDAR LAKE | The state and Hanover Community School Corp. are suing a former school treasurer to recover $44,378.20 in missing textbook rental fees and audit expenses, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Lake Superior Court.

April 15, 2013 8:00 pm Related

State audit addresses bookkeeping issues at Hanover schools

CEDAR LAKE | An Indiana State Board of Accounts audit of the Hanover Community School Corp. draws attention to several accounting and bookkeeping issues and an overdrawn textbook rental fund account in 2011.

March 19, 2013 5:30 pm

State releases audit report for Duneland School Corp.

CHESTERTON | An Indiana State Board of Accounts audit raised questions about commingling funds and extracurricular money at the Duneland School Corp.

February 08, 2013 7:30 pm

State audit finds overpayment issues, overdrawn funds in Hammond

HAMMOND | The city overpaid three public safety workers while on extended leaves, according to a state audit released Thursday that also noted a case of conflict of interest in the Hammond Port Authority and overdrawn accounts.

January 17, 2013 11:00 pm
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