The Woodward-Granger Community School District Audit Report was released on Tuesday morning, Aug. 28. The state took over the special investigation of the report due to missing funds reported from December 10, 2012 through August 31, 2017.

State Auditor Mary Mosiman reported the special investigation found $270,217.17 of improper and unsupported disbursements were made by the former W-G Community School Distinct business manager. These funds came in the form of unauthorized extra checks and falsely reporter overtime pay.

The state found the reported overtime was not sufficiently backed up due to a lack of supporting documentation.

Mosiman reported it was not possible to determine if additional payroll amounts were improperly disbursed because timesheets prior to June 15, 2013 were not available. It was also not possible to determine if all collections were properly deposited because sufficient records were not available.

The report includes recommendations to strengthen the District’s internal controls and overall operations, such as improving segregation of duties, ensuring all disbursements, including payroll, are properly reviewed and approved, and requiring sufficient supporting documentation for all disbursements.

W-G Superintendent Brad Anderson says the district intends to seek to recover everything it possibly can through whatever legal means is available.

“The district is already implementing additional control procedures including those recommended by the state auditor,“ said Anderson.