For the first time since 2016, Weatherford ISD conducted a Comprehensive Financial Audit with the help of Snow Garrett Williams and were presented with the results at its Jan. 22 meeting.
Kathy Williams, Certified Public Accountant and partner at SGW, provided a synopsis of the findings and gave trustees the overall “seal of approval.”
The more than 100-page report was for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, 2023.
Highlighting assets versus liabilities and the district’s income statement, among other items, Williams said all was “favorable.”
The audit is conducted using generally accepted accounting standards and is required by the Texas Education Agency. It must be presented and voted on within 120 days of the close of the fiscal year.
Several board members, including Brian Catlin, Adam Feriend and Greg Shaw, who were part of the committee that met and worked with Lindsey and Rick Kline from SGW, commented on the process and thanked staff for their hard work.
“It is just a great reflection of being intentional,” Feriend said of the district’s ability to have the fund balance that it does. “We are in a very good place.”
All added that the consistency and familiarity with SGW helped make things go smoothly during the tediousness of the audit.
“We sincerely appreciate our relationship with the district,” Williams said.
Now that it’s approved, a copy of the audit is available on the Weatherford ISD website.
During a report from the Custodial Services Department, staff was recognized for keeping the district’s facilities clean and helping to contribute to the health and wellbeing of students and staff.
It was noted that Weatherford ISD has a total of 1.702 million square feet of building space with a total custodian of 55 custodians. That averages out to be one custodian per 30,000 square feet.
Board President Mike Guest praised the custodians for always being the ones there after an event, cleaning up and ensuring everything is in order for the next day. He said the community benefits from their actions.
“We can’t do what we do without you,” he said. “You all do a phenomenal job.”
The WISD board meets again on Feb. 12.
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