At the conclusion of the audit committee presentation, the meeting was opened for questions.
Mr. Craig thanked the audit committe members and said he didn't realize the McGladrey contract ends in June and understands that it is the suggestion of the committee to renew that again and asked if there was another option other than just one year.
Mr. Edwards indicated that could be taken up for discussion.
Mr. Ziegler asked what is audited when the committee audits the "pharmacy and also asked about the process?"
Clara Ewing from McGladrey explained what was examined. They are auditing eligibility. Mr. Ziegler wanted to clarify that we do not get an itemized claim so that the district is not looking at what individuals are utilizing on a personal level.
Mrs. Henderson raised the question of fraud awareness and asked if it was only for financial fraud or if there was awareness of bypassing policy.
Jennifer Murtha from McGladrey said that it is very specific to Brevard. The training was implemented when Brevard began its fraud policy. It is designed to provide awareness, but not to make people distrusting. It is very important to minimize the opportunity for fraud which are internal controls. She said that we have a common language and use this language continually throughout the district.
Mrs. Kneessy asked what kind of auditing practices are used when people leave.
JoAnn Clark, director of Accounting Services, said that from a staff standpoint, an audit is performed. Ms. Clark said she would create one for when the superintendent leaves.
Ms. Murtha indicated that the audit committee does factor in change.
Mrs. Kneessy asked Dr. Binggeli to compile a list of things he feels should have been in place when he came to the district that would have been helpful in his transition.
Frank Zalaitis, audit committee member, asked Dr. Binggeli to tell everyone how he is going to leave his position.
Dr. Binggeli said from a budget standpoint that it is very important that our trust fund and workers comp are where they need to be. He did generate a 6 year plan in response to our capital project. He said that we should be strategic and look forward on how we will address our most pressing issues with the resources that we know will be available. He said he felt an obligation to at least lay those things out and it will be up to the Board on what parts or all they follow.
Mr. Zalaitis was confident that Dr. Binggeli would already have a process laid out. His intentions are to leave us with plans of how things would have been handled should he have stayed.