Submitted. The Board has approved nine recommendations resulting from an internal audit and report on school fees.
The audit was carried out by the district’s Finance department, and included a number of recommendations including:
• each school submit an annual summary of fees collected and the related expenses;
• the district consider the implementation of an online payment system to reduce the volume of cash handled at the school level;
• the district amend its Administrative Procedures and guidelines related to school supply fees and for the purchase of goods from outside of British Columbia and Canada;
• the district explore the possibilities of centralizing school supply purchases.
The Superintendent will develop Administrative Procedures addressing all recommendations and bring those back to the Board for review.