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Feb 5, 2014 7:54 AM by AP

Financial fine tuning turning to Central schools

CENTRAL, La. (AP) - After spending the past couple of years trying to improve its financial record keeping, the Central school system is applying that same scrutiny to its five schools.

Central High School is the first school examined, undergoing an audit in the fall of its financial procedures. Superintendent Michael Faulk tells The Advocate he used that audit as the training ground for new staff accountant Marilyn Rogers and she will be checking on other schools in the future.

Rogers' hiring came after years of financial red flags raised by the firm Hannis T. Bourgeois during the system's annual audits, and by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office. Prior to Rogers' hiring a few months ago, Central was using part-time bookkeeping help.

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