Binghamton School audit finds "minor" issues

By Perry Russom

Binghamton School audit finds "minor" issues

October 15, 2013 Updated Oct 15, 2013 at 11:15 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An independent auditor said the Binghamton School District has done a "fantastic job" in making their after school programs run more efficiently.

The audit found, what they call "minor" issues, citing missing receipts from extracurricular activities.

"The bulk of the questions surround the extracurricular activities in the school district," said Thomas Scanlon, board member for the Binghamton School District. "As the independent auditor said, they've addressed a lot of those situations, the school has, the district as a whole, so it's getting better."

New York State law requires the district to be audited every year and Scanlon said it lets the board know if the district is running smoothly.

The district has around 60 clubs split up between three schools in the district.

"There's always a lot of clubs in there, a lot of different clubs, a lot of activities so it gets to be burdensome," said Scanlon.

Scanlon said the school board will now take a look at each club individually with the extracurricular activity board and see which clubs can be cut based on how active they are. Several clubs didn't have any activity this past year.

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