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Audit shows LIU in ‘excellent compliance’

April 24. 2014 12:05AM
By Geri Gibbons Times Leader Correspondent

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KINGSTON — Luzerne Intermediate Unit’s recent audit reflected an “unmodified opinion,” meaning no significant deficiencies were noted in the areas of compliance, federal award allocation and internal controls.

Certified public accountant Joseph Aliciene presented his findings to the LIU board on Wednesday night, saying his review reflected excellent compliance with federal and state standards. He said a positive fund balance of $492,498 meant a fiscally healthy organization.

Executive Director Anthony Grieco lauded the efforts and integrity of the unit’s staff and administration reflected in the review.

In another matter, Grieco announced the adoption its proposed 2014 budget by three member school districts: Hanover Area, Wyoming Valley West and Crestwood. The budget is expected to be approved and finalized by June 30.

The board approved a resolution opposing restricting federal medical assistance reimbursement. The resolution seeks support from other local school boards, local legislators, members of the Pennsylvania House and Senate education committees, the Department of Welfare, and the Corbett administration to continue reimbursement for funded programs consistent with “full support of students regardless of disability, providing essential services for success in school and in life.”

The next LIU board meeting is scheduled for May 21 at 6:30 pm.

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