2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-22-108. Auditor's opinion - Time to complete - Distribution of copies.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-22-108 (2018)

A. Each audit of the financial statements of a school district required by the Oklahoma Public School Audit Law shall be completed and the auditor’s opinion thereon shall be submitted by the firm to the district board of education within nine (9) months after the close of the fiscal year of the district board of education.

B. One copy of the auditor’s opinions and related financial statements shall be maintained by the district board of education as a public record for public inspection at all reasonable times at the office of the district board of education. All records shall be kept at least five (5) years.

C. The district board of education shall forward a copy of the auditor’s opinions and related financial statements to the State Board of Education and the State Auditor and Inspector within thirty (30) days after receipt of the audit. The State Board of Education shall retain such copy in its office as a public record where it shall be available for public inspection at all reasonable times.

D. The State Board of Education may make inquiries it deems necessary to determine that each district board of education is properly complying with the Oklahoma Public School Audit Law. If within eleven (11) months after the end of the fiscal year of the school district a copy of the auditor’s opinions and related financial statements has not been received by the State Board of Education and by the State Auditor and Inspector, an inquiry shall be made by the State Auditor and Inspector as to why such auditor’s opinions and related financial statements have not been filed, pursuant to the provisions of Section 212A of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes. Should the State Auditor and Inspector find that the district board of education has failed to cause an annual audit of the financial statements and compliance requirements of the school district to be commenced, the State Auditor and Inspector shall make a written demand on the board to complete and file such annual audit of the financial statements and compliance requirements of the school district within thirty (30) days of the date of such demand.

Added by Laws 1971, c. 281, § 22-108, eff. July 2, 1971. Amended by Laws 1979, c. 30, § 132, emerg. eff. April 6, 1979; Laws 2010, c. 477, § 3, eff. July 1, 2010.

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