2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-18-118. Audit of state monies received by public school districts - Withholding from subsequent allocations.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-18-118 (2018)

A. The State Auditor and Inspector shall approve auditors who shall audit the funds of the public school districts and the use made of the monies thereof, and shall make such other audits as may be required by the State Auditor and Inspector.

B. School districts and officers and employees thereof who divert any monies received by a district from the purpose for which the monies were apportioned to the district shall be jointly and severally liable for any such diversion.

C. If audits disclose that state monies have been illegally apportioned to, or illegally disbursed or expended by, a school district or any of its officers or employees, the State Board of Education shall make demand that the monies be returned to the State Treasurer by such school district. If the monies are not returned, the State Board of Education shall withhold the unreturned amount from subsequent allocations of state funds otherwise due the district. The State Board of Education shall cause suit to be instituted to recover for the state any monies illegally disbursed or expended, if not otherwise recovered as provided herein.

Added by Laws 1971, c. 305, § 19, emerg. eff. June 17, 1971. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 221, § 12, operative July 1, 1990; Laws 2010, c. 477, § 1, eff. July 1, 2010.

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