2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:7A-57 - Forensic audit of certain school districts; presentation.

18A:7A-57 Forensic audit of certain school districts; presentation.

4. a. The Office of the State Auditor, or the Office of the State Comptroller, in cooperation with the State Auditor, shall conduct a forensic audit of the fiscal operations of any school district which has a year-end general fund deficit and also meets one of the other criteria in subsection a. of section 2 of this act. The audit shall be of the fiscal year in which the general fund deficit occurred and shall be in addition to the audit required of school districts pursuant to N.J.S.18A:23-1.

b. Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S.52:24-1 et seq., or any other law to the contrary, the Office of the State Auditor or the Office of the State Comptroller shall submit the audit to the commissioner, the Governor, and the Legislature. The Office of the State Auditor or the Office of the State Comptroller shall also present the audit to the district's board of education and the public at the board's next regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

c. The Office of the State Auditor or the Office of the State Comptroller shall forward any findings of fraudulent activities discovered as a result of the audit to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

d. Within 30 days of the presentation of the audit by the Office of the State Auditor or the Office of the State Comptroller to the board of education, the board shall submit to the commissioner a plan that addresses all of the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the Office of the State Auditor or the Office of the State Comptroller which have not been previously addressed by the school district.

L.2006, c.15, s.4; amended 2007, c.52, s.21.

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