The state auditor’s office asked the Nine Mile Falls School District to look into its accounting procedures after it overcharged a federal program by $3,063.
The district complied with the auditor’s report and reviewed its own work, Nine Mile Falls business director Floyd Smith said.
The mistakes were made in accounting for staff hours spent working in the district’s Chapter 1 program over a two-month period. Smith said the district has instituted another layer of review to catch any future errors in the volumes of spreadsheets the district uses to document federally funded programs.
“I worry about findings like these because they can make us look like a doofus,” Smith said. “This is one of those things that just happen.
“Three thousand dollars is important, but we have a $7 million budget.”