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After discovery of report errors, school districts will receive aid



Published: Tue, June 5, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



HARRISBURG -- Commodore Perry and Sharon City school districts will see a little something extra in their state subsidy checks.

State Auditor General Robert Casey said errors in reports filed with the state resulted in the two districts getting less in state aid than they should have received.

Casey's audit covered the 1996-97 and 1997-98 school years.

Both districts made errors in reporting pupil transportation information.

In Sharon's case, it was just $5,080.

For Commodore Perry it was a whopping $89,400.

Casey said both districts agreed with his department's findings and he is recommending that they get the additional revenues in future state allocations.

He also recommended procedural improvements so the districts can improve the accuracy of their reports.

Sharon is also due an additional $8,821 in Social Security reimbursements because of reporting errors.

The audits weren't all good news.

Both districts will have to forfeit a future subsidy money because of errors in teacher certifications.

Commodore Perry had two teachers assigned to positions without proper certification and should have to forfeit $1,769, while Sharon had one teacher with a lapsed certificate and one with a lack of proper certification for the position he taught and should forfeit $1,676 , Casey said.




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