Calif. district’s ability to pay bills revoked by San Diego County

February 14, 2019 | KGTV

The Sweetwater Union High School District is not being allowed to pay its bills on its own after the San Diego County Office of Education found that the district lacked “fiscal accountability.”

In a letter sent to Sweetwater Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Karen Janney, COE officials said it had revoked the district’s ability to pay bills — effective immediately — after an independent auditor found that it was virtually impossible to determine an accurate account on how the district spends its money.

Additionally, another auditing firm informed COE officials of the need to review the district’s internal controls. That firm’s review said Sweetwater was “high risk, failed five out of five categories, and does not meet requirements to be fiscally accountable.”

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