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Software Glitches Cause of Budget Discrepancies

(La Porte, IN) - Corrective measures are now in place in response to a state audit of the La Porte School Corporation's financial records, which turned up numerous and often large discrepancies in the numbers in the 2022 budget.


Interim Superintendent Dr. Peggy Hinckley said the disparities in the figures resulted from a faulty software transfer in the computer system.


“We had a problem with the conversion from one system to the next. What happens sometimes is the data doesn’t populate in the new system in the right way and they just couldn’t get it,” she said.


She said a consultant was able to “build a bridge from the old to the new” to fix the problem.


Hinckley noted that a bank reconciliation of the numbers is now in the process of being completed, as ordered by the Indiana State Board of Accounts.


“All of the audit citations have been addressed with a corrective action plan,” she said.


Addressing posts on social media about any wrongdoing, the Interim Superintendent said “I know everybody is saying somebody went on vacation in Bermuda. I want to confirm no money was stolen or taken or misused. So, any rumor about that is simply inaccurate,” she said.   


Greg Hunt, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations, will give a report on the corrective action plans at the March 11th meeting of the school board.

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