Audit finds SISD excels in financial responsibility, transparency

Students honored, Education Foundation grants discussed in monthly meeting

These are some of the Honeybee volleyball players honored during student achievement proclamations to begin Monday's Stephenville ISD school board meeting at Bond Auditorium. || photo by BRAD KEITH


STEPHENVILLE (December 14, 2015) — It did not take long for Gary Snow, a representative of Snow, Garrett and Williams, to summarize a detailed financial audit of Stephenville ISD Monday night.

That’s because, as Snow said himself, there wasn’t much to report.

Stephenville excelled in every phase of the audit regarding both financial transparency and responsibility during the last fiscal year, reported Snow to trustees during their regular monthly meeting at Bond Auditorium.

“You did a very good job of watching your funds and your budget and making amendments when you needed too,” Snow said. “There is nothing negative here.”

The board quickly accepted the audit, which followed a number of proclamations honoring student achievements.

Headlining the proclamations, given by superintendent Matt Underwood with certificates presented by board president Dr. Ann Calahan, was senior Conner McKinzie.



Already voted homecoming king, McKinzie added a national championship in Ag meats judging to kick off a number of Ag honors recognized by trustees. The regional semifinalist Honeybee volleyball team and bi-district champion Yellow Jacket football team were also honored.

FMC was also recognized as part of the Texas Association of School Boards “Stand up for Texas Schools” program.

SISD Education Foundation director Mindy Wooley informed trustees that 17 grants have been presented for funding and a committee has advanced six to the foundation board for consideration. Wooley said the approved grants can not be made public until all steps of approval, but noted that funding is already in progress.

“We chose to partially fund a few that we thought could get started this year, and they can reapply in the spring if they need extra money,” Wooley said.

The superintendent’s report included results of a Title IX survey. The Flash will continue the results in another report.

The annual superintendent’s evaluation was held in executive session. Underwood’s contract, however, will not be reviewed until the third of year of the five-year agreement.

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