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Dawson-Bryant Schools win Auditor of State Award

COAL GROVE –– The clean audit reports of the Dawson-Bryant Local School District resulted in an Auditor of the State Award this year.

Recipients of the award must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), the audit doesn’t contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs and the entity’s management letter contains no comments related to ethics referrals, questioned costs less than $10,000, lack of timely report submission, reconciliation, failure to obtain a timely Single Audit, findings of recovery less than $100 and public meetings and public records with no other existing financial concerns.

Dawson-Bryant Schools Treasurer Bradley Miller said the award is a team effort and he puts a big part of the success to his faith in God.

“My faith is a big part of my life, and as far as my faith in God, my work ethic, morals and the way we conduct ourselves here reflect that,” he said. “It’s the taxpayers money and there’s so many things that get audited that I don’t always see everything, if principals or other people in the district purchase something. But I’ve been entrusted with accounting for that money and being a good steward of what we’ve been given.”

Miller added that all of the school districts throughout Lawrence County have a good group of treasurers who regularly speak and attend monthly treasurers’ meetings, which helps in achieving the accomplishment.