The Washington State Auditor’s Office recently released two reports stating that the Issaquah School District met all financial and operational regulations last school year. Because this marks a milestone—a decade of consecutive clean audit findings—State Auditor Brian Sonntag also included a letter of commendation.
“This accomplishment reflects the dedication of the district board and the district staff to strong oversight of operations, good internal controls, and accurate financial reporting,” Sonntag said.
The two audits occur annually, per state law. The first, the Accountability Report, examines how well the District complies with its own policies and state and federal laws such as the Open Public Meetings Act, bidding compliance, and enrollment reporting. The second, the Financial Audit Report, measures the District’s financial statements and processes using Government Auditing Standards.
“We are committed in the Issaquah School District to being responsible stewards of our public resources,” said Jake Kuper, Issaquah’s Chief of Finances and Operations. “I am proud of our staff—from the Business Office to everyone in schools who meticulously follow proper accountability procedures—for this year’s clean audits, and for a history of clean audits.”
The state’s auditors were on site for about 350 hours to complete the process.