Bennington school audits five months overdue

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Audits for the Bennington school districts and the supervisory union are five months late and didn’t appear in town reports on Town Meeting Day.

State law requires school districts to hire an accountant to perform an audit every year if the town does not have an elected auditor. Education officials say a summary of the audit and a statement about where it can be obtained have to be printed in town reports.

The Southwestern Vermont Supervisory Union hired an Albany, New York-based auditor who promised that the audits would be completed in October. The superintendent says the audits were recently completed and full reports will be given at school district board meetings in April.

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