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Seven county schools honored for perfect audits

By Staff | Nov 4, 2016

At a recent Principals’ Meeting at the Jefferson County Board of Education Office, seven schools were recognized as having perfect audits for fiscal year 2015.

These schools – Blue Ridge Primary School, North Jefferson Elementary School, Driswood Elementary School, Charles Town Middle School, Shepherdstown Middle School, Wildwood Middle School and Jefferson High School – were recognized at the meeting and received certificates and balloons. Having “Perfect Audits” means there were no negative findings when the audits of their financial records were completed.

Other schools recognized at the meeting were those which had the highest spend on their P (Purchasing) Card for May and June of the 2016 Fiscal Year. First Place was Driswood Elementary School which received a $250 award; second Place was C.W. Shipley

Elementary School which received a $25 Visa gift card from an anonymous donor; and third place was Ranson Elementary School which also received a $25 Visa gift card also from an anonymous donor.

Presenters of the awards were Peggy Smith, assistant treasurer; Debbie McCauley, auditor/accountant/secretary III; and Mary Ruth Durbin. Accounts Payable supervisor, who also provided 108 homemade cupcakes for the attendees at the meeting.

Beth Marrone. treasurer for Jefferson County Schools, explained that the P-Cards are used by schools and other county school employees as a means by which the purchasers receive rebates on the amounts spent.

For example, the total amount spent on P-Cards since the inception of their use has been $46,955,424.78 for which the school system received $500,754.48 in rebates. For fiscal year 2016, the total spend for the schools just for the months of May and June (2016) was $83,475.86, and the schools received a total of $834.77 in rebates.

According to Durbin, the P-Card program began in 2010 and has been highly successful.