The Zachary Community School District wrapped up 2015 with a clean audit presented Tuesday during the School Board’s final meeting of the year.
No instances of noncompliance with state or federal laws were found, said Mike Schexnayder, of accounting firm Postlethwaite and Netterville.
The district brought in $52 million in revenue and had $50 million in operating expenses.
“It’s a very good audit,” Schexnayder said. “Your financial policies and procedures are sound.”
Superintendent Scott Devillier said the past three years have been financially difficult for the district, but his team has worked hard to do more with less, such as working to keep insurance premiums as low as possible.
The board also recognized the school district’s business manager, Gordon Robertson, who’s held that position since 2002 and is retiring in January. Robertson was one of the first employees the district hired after its creation.
“He’s been that rock for us for so many years,” Devillier said.
Robertson’s replacement is John Musso, who started working in the district office earlier this month.
The board recognized several students for their accomplishments this semester, which ends on Friday.
Board members heard from Melissa Brumbaugh, the sponsor of Zachary High School’s FFA club, which recently placed 26th in a recent national competition in Louisville, Kentucky. Four students — Hannah Kimbrell, Phillip Howell, Tucker Ryan and Samantha Bankston — competed in the floriculture career development event where they had to identify about 120 plants, make corsages and flower arrangements and complete an interview.
The board also recognized Northwestern Middle School eighth-grader Avery Babin, who won the district’s annual contest for the design of its Christmas card.
The board’s next scheduled meeting is Jan. 19.