Geneva City School District - Reserves (2018M-51)

Audit Objective

  • Determine whether the Board reasonably and transparently financed reserves.

Key Findings

  • The Board has not adopted a reserve policy.
    The Board did not include provisions to fund reserves in its annual budgets.
    Seven reserves with balances totaling $9.4 million (72 percent of total reserves) are overfunded by $7.8 million and potentially unnecessary.

Key Recommendations

  • The Board should adopt a reserve policy.
    Appropriately budget to fund reserves.
    Determine if the amounts reserved are necessary, reasonable and in compliance with statutory requirements.

Released: June 22, 2018 -- [read complete report - pdf]
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