|Financial Audit Division Report 08-31||Released November 26, 2008|
The Minnesota State Academies’ internal controls were not adequate for payroll, receipts, and administrative expenditures. As a result, the academies were not able to ensure assets were safeguarded, employees and vendors were accurately paid in accordance with management’s authorizations, reliable financial information was produced, and activities complied with finance-related legal requirements.
For the items tested, the academies did not comply with finance-related legal requirements applicable to its financial activities.
||Fiscal Years 2005, 2006, and 2007|
The Minnesota State Academies are public schools that provide and support education and services to students from birth to age 21 who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities. The academies (the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf and the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind) are located in Faribault, Minnesota.