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Salmon River district receives positive audit

— The Salmon River Joint School District received its annual audit report at it Sept. 19 meeting and Superintendent Jim Doramus said it looked good. Bailey & Co., Nampa, completed the annual compliance review and provided feedback to the board.

Cassie Zattiero of Bailey & Co., said the net fund balance had increased by $167,555.

General fund expenditures were $2,109,224 in 2016. Property tax revenue was $585,522 in 2016. State funding $1,305,207. Federal Forest Funds were $90,240.

Highlights from the audit include:

• Suggested a policy be established to commit and assign funds so money could not be targeted in the case of a lawsuit against the district. Zattiero said the policy would have to done annually.

• All documents and deposits must be dated and initialed by two persons.

A full copy of the audit report can be viewed at the district office, 711 Ace’s Place, Riggins; or call 628-3143.

October board meeting

At the Oct. 17, monthly meeting, the board heard reports from Doramus and Principal Dennis Fredrickson. It also briefly discussed reader board options.

Doramus said the board is still in discussion on the conceal and carry policy for the district.

“We did approve an employee alarm device for each staff member and a canister of pepper spray,” he said. “We will also be doing an active shooter training on Dec. 2.”

The alarm is a small, push-button device the staff can carry and press in case of emergency. It will cost the district $10 per person.

“We wanted to get some training and protection for the staff while we are working on the conceal carry option.”

Under new business, board members discussed student assessment overview and ISBA Resolutions.

The next meeting of the Salmon River Joint School District is set for 6 p.m., Nov. 21, at the district offices.


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