January 28, 2022
The Wentzville School District received a clean audit of its financial records, accounting practices, and compliance with state and federal requirements during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021. The audit was conducted by the Daniel Jones & Associates accounting firm and approved by the WSD Board of Education.
Derek Gokin, Senior Accountant with Daniel Jones & Associates, reported to the School Board on Dec. 16, 2021, that members of his firm had spent several weeks reviewing extensive documentation from the WSD Finance and Facilities Department. The audit was all-inclusive, reviewing everything from whether a purchase order originated following proper procedures, to how a purchase order becomes a check, reviewing bids and contracts, verifying attendance and payroll records, as well as confirming correct receipt of revenue at local, county, state and federal level.
“This is great news for the District. Clean audit reports continue to be a point of pride not just for our department, but for everyone across the WSD, who is charged with managing school and department budgets, as well as our community,” said Rick Angevine, Chief Financial Officer. “This is a reflection of our efforts to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars to maintain the trust of our stakeholders. We continue to stretch every dollar to meet the needs of all students.”
In 2020-2021, the District’s total operating revenues were $218.3 million. For additional details about the auditor’s report and WSD finances, visit the WSD website.