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Update: Board of Education Special Called Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Goldsboro, N.C. – On Tuesday, June 2, the Wayne County Board of Education held a Special Called Meeting that included the presentation of the 2018-2019 fiscal year audit for the first time, along with the auditor’s findings. Note: The audit materials presented at the meeting can be accessed by clicking on link.

Following the audit presentation, the Board asked Superintendent Dr. Michael Dunsmore a series of questions, including whether he had been able to determine the current amount of the local fund balance, whether teacher supplements would be paid out in June, and if the County has approved a budget extension for the 2020-2021 local budget. Dr. Dunsmore confirmed that the current local fund balance has a deficit of -$4,888,647, that the Board will need assistance from the County of Wayne to cover the cost of local supplements, and that he had not yet received any extension for the 2020-2021 local budget. Michael Hayes, the district’s former finance officer resigned effective May 26, and was not on hand to answer questions by the Board about the negative fund balance and why the FY 2019 Audit was not presented last fall as is protocol.

Following a closed session, the Board amended its agenda to add two items:

  • Personnel Action
  • Response to FY 2019 Audit

The meeting was then recessed until 5:30 PM this afternoon.    

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