MDE audit finds problems with accounting practices

Two independent audits of the state Department of Education for the 2016 fiscal year detail a system for federal programs with deficient accounting practices and material weaknesses.

Education officials announced the nine findings in a news release Thursday, noting that though the audits found deficient accounting practices, all state and federal money was accounted for.

The release did not include a copy of the full report, spell out what the specific findings were or detail the reference to material weaknesses.

The report from CliftonLarsonAllen stated the accounting department was unprepared for the review.

Clarion Ledger