Vancouver Public Schools received a clean audit report for the 11th consecutive year. The official audit released by the Washington State Auditor’s Office evaluates the integrity of district financial statements, internal controls and compliance with state and federal laws and grant funding requirements. There were no findings of deficiencies or management letters calling for significant improvement in any area.

Said Board President Dale Rice, “Once again, this audit report is validation that we take seriously our responsibility to carefully manage state and federal funding as well as local tax dollars.”

The audit period was from Sept. 1, 2015, through Aug. 31, 2016.

“Our community has repeatedly entrusted us with tremendous support,” said Brett Blechschmidt, chief fiscal officer. “Eleven consecutive years of clean audits demonstrates how focused all levels of our district are to living up to this high standard of trust. This work is not easy, with unfunded mandates and frequently changing regulatory standards, so we are particularly proud of all of our highly-skilled and conscientious staff that tend to this work on a daily basis.”