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Township Schools Get Clean Audit

District again sails through check on accounting policies, procedures.

Warren Township Schools accepted an audit report at Monday's board of education meeting that came without any recommendations.

"It was nice to see that," Superintendent Tami Crader said.

It's not uncommon for auditors to find shortcomings in the procedures in districts, especially in connection with petty cash accounts, but auditor Tim Vrabel was unable to find any issues with Warren school's accounting. When Watchung Hills Regional received a similarly-positive report on its audit, auditor Ralph Piccone said few of the 80 districts his firm audits receive reports with no recommendations.

"It's not the end of the world to get a recommendation, but superintendents take pride in not having any," Dr. Crader said.

She added the district has not had any audit recommendations since she's been in Warren, and credited Business Secretary Patricia Leonhardt for this year's clean slate.

Dr. Crader said she also appreciated Vrabel's "overview sheet" of the audit, instead of reviewing the entire document "that would put you to sleep."

"They're big, thick documents—even for people well-versed in finances, they're not easy to understand," Dr. Crader said.

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