Recovery audit uncovers salary overpayment at Ohio school

A recovery audit of the former Eagle Heights Academy in Youngstown, Ohio, revealed that a teacher employed by the charter school was paid on a salary that had not been approved by its board, the Youngstown Vindicator reports.

State Auditor Dave Yost issued an $833 finding for recovery against Seleka Stanley. His office was subsequently informed that Stanley, who was being paid based on a $30,500 annual salary, had already repaid the money.

The overpayment was one of several findings revealed in the recently released audit, which covered fiscal year 2010. Other shortcomings included a lack of record-keeping policies pertaining to the time sheet of employees paid with federal funds, as well as a failure to reconcile cash and payroll accounts in a timely manner.

Eagle Heights closed at the end of the 2009-2010 school year at the behest of the Ohio Department of Education, which cited poor academic performance. According to a separate article by the news source, an accounts payable audit conducted by the auditor's office found $707,507 in questionable costs or errors that affected the accuracy of federal reports. 

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