|Financial Audit Division Report 08-24||Released October 9, 2008|
The Perpich Center for Arts Education’s (center) internal controls were not adequate to ensure that it safeguarded its assets, accurately paid employees and vendors in accordance with management’s authorization, produced reliable financial information, and complied with finance-related legal requirements. For the items tested, the center did not comply with finance-related legal requirements over its financial activities. The report contains 17 findings related to internal control and legal compliance deficiencies.
||Fiscal Years 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007|
The Center for Arts Education is an executive branch agency of the State of Minnesota. Its mission is to provide all Minnesota students the opportunity to develop and integrate their artistic and academic abilities to their highest potential. The center operates a public residential arts high school with enrollment limited to 310 11th and 12th grade students from throughout Minnesota. Approximately half of the student population resides in a dormitory on campus. The center provides resources to students, communities, educators, teaching artists, and school districts across Minnesota to improve the quality and access to arts education in the state.