Pasco schools change staff time documentation

By the Herald staffMay 19, 2014 

The Pasco School District recently made changes to how staff time is documented after state auditors raised concerns.

It's the second time in two consecutive audits that a similar issue in the same program has been found, district officials said, but it won't be a problem in the future.

"Neither the auditor nor the district caught this 'new' issue during the prior three audits and eight years of activity within this program," the district said in a response to auditors.

The district didn't comply with its documentation process for a coordinator working with an almost $598,000 federal grant aimed at improving teaching.

The coordinator position is paid $35,317. Auditors were able to verify the employee's work through other means. The district otherwise received a clean audit from the state auditor's office for 2011-13, audit documents said.

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