Lincoln Public Schools: Highlights of 11/14 Lincoln Board of Education meeting

Highlights of 11/14 Lincoln Board of Education meeting

The Lincoln Board of Education held a regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Lincoln Public Schools District Office, 5905 O St. The Board will hold its next meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 28.

Highlights of 11/14 Lincoln Board of Education meeting

Positive external audit results

The Lincoln Board of Education Tuesday heard glowing results of an external audit conducted recently that reviewed the Lincoln Public Schools budget, internal controls, financial statements, compliance with laws and regulation, and more.

Board of Education members were pleased with the audit, performed by HSMC Orizon LLC:

  • Connie Duncan: “This was a clean audit, we were so happy to hear that…There were no adjustments or errors as well…It was a wonderful audit and we’re proud of everyone.”
  • Barb Baier: “I want to thank staff for their due diligence, there is a lot of work that goes into an audit.”
  • Don Mayhew: “The idea that…this is an unmodified opinion…no changes or problems found. When you think about the complexity of this budget – the quality of our staff for that to come out as clean as this – this is incredible work.” 

Overall, the auditor issued a positive report, calling it “a clean opinion, the highest and best opinion you can have.”   

The audit concluded:

  •  “No adjustments, errors or omissions.”
  • “The financial statements were accurate.”
  • “There was no non-compliance.”
  • “This is about as good as you can get from an auditor.”

The independent auditor reviewed budgets for both Lincoln Public Schools and Educational Service Unit 18.

Key Core Networking and IP Telephony Equipment

Key core networking and IP Telephony equipment and licensing is contracted with the manufacturer for maintenance, software upgrades and technical support.  Board considered a renewed three-year contract and will vote final approval on Nov. 28.

Staff Celebration

The Lincoln Board of Education passed a resolution celebrating Alison Kelley, a teacher at Lincoln Southwest High School, named a prestigious Mentor for the 2017-18 American Geographical Society.




Published: November 14, 2017, Updated: November 14, 2017