Hart School District’s Measure V spending appropriate, audit finds

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“I can tell you nothing was inappropriately spent,” Guthrie said. “Measure V funds paid for construction-related projects.” It was acceptable, she said, to use developer fees to expand the district’s fleet of vehicles and to pay salaries for new administrative positions because both expenditures were related to growth in the district. Developers are charged fees to help schools accommodate the growth their homes generate. In response to the audit, the district has improved its method of tracking how specific funding is spent by assigning code numbers to projects and using those numbers in identifying revenue sources. [email protected] (661) 257-5251 SANTA CLARITA – The Hart School District kept murky records for the spending Measure V construction bond money, according to an audit that found bond money was pooled with revenue spent for district vehicles and administrators’ salaries. In somewhat twisted language, auditors concluded in the Performance Audit Report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2006, that the Hart Union High School District “lacks documented proof that Measure V funds were not inappropriately used …” Susan Guthrie, Hart’s chief financial officer, acknowledged Tuesday that the money from voter-approved Measure V was mixed with state construction funding and developer fees for campus construction and growth-related costs. But the amount of bond money in the pool easily matched the costs of appropriate expenditures. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more