SULTAN — State auditors this month warned the Sultan School District about problems with purchase cards, among other concerns.
An audit of the district for September 2014 to August 2016 was clean. A separate letter highlighted issues that district officials have promised to solve.
Employees used district cards for school purchases, totaling $580,000 over two years on 17 cards.
A review found they did not always submit receipts for review; 60 of 717 transactions examined by auditors lacked receipts. Thirty-five transactions, more than $7,000, were made and approved by the same former employee. Two employees charged a total of $97 for personal purchases. The district said those were accidental, and it plans to seek repayment.
Among auditors’ recommendations was that the district enforce its repayment policy.
They also found that the district: failed to post small public works projects; did not collect certain paperwork from contractors; bought buses without a state-approved price quote; and over-reported enrollment in career and technical courses.