From the report:
The scope of our audit was significantly less than that required
by Government Auditing Standards; therefore, we are not offering an opinion on the School
Board’s financial statements or system of internal control nor assurance as to compliance with
laws and regulations.
The Bossier Parish School Board (School Board) Administration paid $291,266 to Ark-
La-Tex Air Repair, Inc., for overcharges, replacement costs covered by warranties, installations
that did not occur, and one missing unit.
On two occasions, the School Board Administration may have violated Public Bid Law
for air conditioning purchases and installation totaling $254,598.
Haughton Middle School
The School Board may have violated the Open Meetings Law by discussing the
Haughton Middle School roof and mold remediation contract during executive session. In
addition, the School Board may have violated Public Bid Law through a $1,067,000 emergency
mold remediation contract.
Credit Card Charges
School Board Maintenance Department employees authorized credit card transactions
totaling $1,833 with Ark-La-Tex Air Repair, Inc., for air conditioning duct cleaning and
sanitizing and the replacement of a control board that did not occur.
Scrap Metal Sales
The School Board Maintenance Department is missing $1,472 from the sale of scrap
metal and may have violated record retention laws through discarding records of scrap metal
sales and the subsequent purchases with the proceeds. In addition, the Maintenance Department
did not comply with Louisiana law when disposing surplus movable property.
One current School Board employee performed work and received $3,894 from a current
vendor of the School Board in possible violation of Louisiana ethics laws.
One former School Board employee may have violated Louisiana ethics laws by
receiving $105,769 for services performed for the School Board within two years of the end of
A School Board attorney may have violated the Rules of Professional Conduct during the
time he performed services for the School Board. In addition, the School Board Administration
did not execute a signed contractual agreement with its external contracted attorneys.
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