School districts face urgent issues, from student safety to teacher evaluations, but perhaps the most critical problem involves mismanaged spending. Mismanaged spending can be a costly, potentially criminal, liability. For example, an audit of 42 school districts in Pennsylvania found incorrect payments of more than $8.4 million in transportation expenses. But the problem goes beyond just wasted funds.
Mismanaged spending can also lead to:
• Squandered resources
• Overworked personnel
• Extra time needed to untangle invoices and missing paperwork
• Non-compliance with AP protocols or school guidelines