Last updated 1:38AM ET
October 19, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Southern Local's commendable practices
(2007-09-21)
(WOUB) - Perry County's Southern Local District is being called "a potential model for small districts experiencing financial trouble."

The kind words come in a performance audit done by state auditors...who say Southern has been able to remain financially stable despite declining fund balances.

Commendable practices noted in the audit include relatively low expenses for building cleaning and bus repair...and lower costs for technology support.

Still, the district is projecting a deficit of $36,000 in 2009.

The performance audit looked at management, financial systems, and human resources, among other things, and came up with recommendations which auditors say could save the district a half million dollars.

Among the recommendations -- reducing special education staff and increasing the amount employees pay for health insurance.
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