San Diego Unified still has trouble tracking the dollars that are transferred to and from its student government groups, outside auditors found. Last year, the same group warned that while they found no fraud, failing to keep proper books could “provide an opportunity for irregularities that might go undetected.” The school district plans to train staff on how to handle the money properly this year.
The auditors also found that the school district hasn’t always used purchase orders when buying goods or services, which raises the risk that San Diego Unified might order something twice or order something that wasn’t allowed. Staffers responded again that they were fixing the problem.
Other problems were fixed this year: Auditors found that overpayments for employees, a persistent problem in past years, had been addressed by making sure that the human resources and payroll departments communicated with each other when employees left or took leaves.