Indiana State Board Of Accounts
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.”
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.
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.
CHESTERTON | An Indiana State Board of Accounts audit raised questions about commingling funds and extracurricular money at the Duneland School Corp.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | An Indiana State Board of Accounts audit of Merrillville's 2011 financial records found multiple issues, several of which were in the parks department.
GARY | Issues with overdue property taxes on an affordable housing project, overpayment of Gary City Council members and questionable spending from a federal energy grant are among errors noted by state auditors in recently released reviews of several city departments.
GARY | State auditors are requesting a former Gary Public Library worker pay back more than $5,000 in compensation in an investigation made public this week.
HAMMOND | The president of the Hammond Federation of Teachers will no longer be paid by the School City of Hammond through taxpayer dollars.
The Indiana State Board of Accounts plans to take a closer look at the job of the vice president of the Hammond Federation of Teachers.
Patrick O'Rourke, president of the Hammond Federation of Teachers, has been put on notice that taxpayers will no longer pay his salary to be a full-time union president. That's as it should be.
PORTAGE | The Indiana State Board of Accounts audit of the city's books for the last year showed minor glitches regarding bank account reconciliations and paperwork.
The Indiana State Board of Accounts noted some issues with the Union Township School Corp.'s school lunch payment accounting system in its latest report.
GARY | As with other charter schools in Northwest Indiana, the Indiana State Board of Accounts has taken exception to receipts issued by the West Gary Lighthouse Charter School.
The Indiana State Board of Accounts has criticized several school corporations this auditing season, including East Porter County School Corp., for having the same person handle all financial transactions at each district.
GARY | An Indiana State Board of Accounts audit on KIPP Lead Academy, now known as Lead College Preparatory School, cited the charter school for a lack of original receipts.
An Indiana State Board of Accounts audit of the School City of Hammond targets a variety of payroll issues and questionable spending practices in the district's bilingual department, as well as overdrawn balances. The audit was released Monday.
State auditors questioned credit card bills in Lake Ridge Schools in a report released March 26.
In a new Indiana State Board of Accounts audit of the School City of East Chicago, auditors took exception to spending — in particular, board member travel, credit card use and school board compensation.
The Indiana State Board of Accounts issued an audit report on the Metropolitan School District of Boone Township in Porter County with some comments, but no misconduct was alleged.
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