the staff of The Ridgewood Blog
Ridgewood NJ, on Monday evening, 03/07, Mr. Andrew Parente, a partner in the Fair Lawn based financial auditing firm of Lerch, Vinci & Higgins, LLP, informed BOE members that $729k in BOE funds were spent during the 2021-2022 school year without their required approval (expenditures in excess of the $44k bid threshold require BOE approval via resolution). Breakdown of the “without approval” expenditures was as follows:
- $65k for security services (BOE members had no idea what this was for)
- $197k for running track resurfacing
- $467k for Chromebooks
Mr. Parente also informed BOE members that there were two “corrective action required” audit findings from 2020-2021 that appeared on the school district’s 2021-2022 list of findings as well. One of those findings has been “on the list for years” according to Parente. No explanation was provided as to why these findings were not corrected as was recommended last year.
The school district’s Business Administrator, Scott Bisig, was not present at Monday evening’s scheduled meeting. At least one BOE member (Shelia Brogan) appeared puzzled by Mr. Bisig’s absence.
Hmm. Audit findings are scheduled to be presented to BOE members, and the Business Administrator isn’t there to hear the findings. Hmm.
Tell your story #TheRidgewoodblog , #Indpendentnews #information #advertise #guestpost #affiliatemarketing ,#NorthJersey #NJ , #News #localnews #bergencounty #nj #sponsoredpost #SponsoredContent #contentplacement #guestposts #linkplacement Email: Onlyonesmallvoice@gmail.com