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State Auditor McGuiness Releases The First of Nineteen Reports on Delaware’s Public School Staffing Levels

Former State Auditor Kathy McGuiness | News | Date Posted: Friday, June 3, 2022


State Auditor

DOVER, Del. – State Auditor Kathy McGuiness announced today the release of an examination of the Appoquinimink School District’s compliance with authorized positions as established in Delaware Code, Delaware Law, and the Budget and Accounting Policy Manual (BAM).

“Today’s release is the first of 19 reports that will come out over the following weeks,” said McGuiness. “My office examined the number of authorized positions versus the number of actual positions a district has employed as part of our regular annual audit review for all public school districts.”

In accordance with 14 Del. C. §1504, the Auditor’s Office is directed to examine all public school districts for compliance with authorized positions requirements for all public school districts that commence on or after July 1, 1991. The Authorized Position reports reviewed each of the state’s 19 public school districts and examined staffing data for Fiscal Year 2019.

“Many people may not know that public school district personnel costs make up nearly a quarter of the state’s budget,” McGuiness said. “That’s why this annual review is so important; exceeding the number of authorized positions could have a big impact on the state’s resources.”

“I am proud to announce that each of the state’s 19 public school districts complied in all material respects with established criteria for Authorized Positions,” said Auditor McGuiness. We found school districts are doing a great job with the resources they have available, and the few immaterial issues we identified were ultimately due to systems issues that are outside of school district’s control.”

The new special report, “Appoquinimink School District Authorized Positions Examination for 2018 thru 2019” can be found here.

Learn about the Delaware Auditor’s Office at https://auditor.delaware.gov.

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Contact: Alaina Sewell, Chief of Staff 302-857-3931 Alaina.Sewell@delaware.gov

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State Auditor McGuiness Releases The First of Nineteen Reports on Delaware’s Public School Staffing Levels

Former State Auditor Kathy McGuiness | News | Date Posted: Friday, June 3, 2022


State Auditor

DOVER, Del. – State Auditor Kathy McGuiness announced today the release of an examination of the Appoquinimink School District’s compliance with authorized positions as established in Delaware Code, Delaware Law, and the Budget and Accounting Policy Manual (BAM).

“Today’s release is the first of 19 reports that will come out over the following weeks,” said McGuiness. “My office examined the number of authorized positions versus the number of actual positions a district has employed as part of our regular annual audit review for all public school districts.”

In accordance with 14 Del. C. §1504, the Auditor’s Office is directed to examine all public school districts for compliance with authorized positions requirements for all public school districts that commence on or after July 1, 1991. The Authorized Position reports reviewed each of the state’s 19 public school districts and examined staffing data for Fiscal Year 2019.

“Many people may not know that public school district personnel costs make up nearly a quarter of the state’s budget,” McGuiness said. “That’s why this annual review is so important; exceeding the number of authorized positions could have a big impact on the state’s resources.”

“I am proud to announce that each of the state’s 19 public school districts complied in all material respects with established criteria for Authorized Positions,” said Auditor McGuiness. We found school districts are doing a great job with the resources they have available, and the few immaterial issues we identified were ultimately due to systems issues that are outside of school district’s control.”

The new special report, “Appoquinimink School District Authorized Positions Examination for 2018 thru 2019” can be found here.

Learn about the Delaware Auditor’s Office at https://auditor.delaware.gov.

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Contact: Alaina Sewell, Chief of Staff 302-857-3931 Alaina.Sewell@delaware.gov

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