MPS School Board Addresses End Of Year Bills

The Minden Public Schools Board of Education moved quickly through the August 9 regular meeting. The short agenda featured two action items for consideration.

The district’s fiscal year ends on August 31. In order to pay final bills and ready the system for the new fiscal year without interruption, the board authorized Jeremy Knajdl to write checks for the 2020-21 year end bills. The bills will be presented to the board during the September 13 regular meeting for review.

An audit agreement with Dana F. Cole was presented to the board. Superintendent Jim Widdifield explained the audit this year will be more intensive than in years past. The reason for this is the district exceeded the threshold for federal funds during the 2020-21 fiscal year. The district will have both a regular audit and federal audit done this year. A state audit that will look at how federal funding was used will also be conducted.

see August 18 Courier for full story