State Auditor Presents JDC Schools with prestigious award

Published 9:37 am Wednesday, February 5, 2014

NATCHEZ, Miss.- State Auditor Stacey Pickering presented the Jefferson Davis School District with the “Achievement in Accountability” certificate at the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents Winter Conference in Natchez on Monday.

The Jefferson Davis School District was recognized for their exemplary performance in capturing and reporting data in: student enrollment, student absentee reporting, truancy reporting, graduation, suspensions, historical postings, teacher endorsements, textbook distribution, property internal controls, vehicle marking, and school safety.

“I would like to congratulate the Jefferson Davis School District and their personnel,” State Auditor Stacey Pickering said. “Our reviews are designed to identify strengths and areas that need improvements and the Jefferson Davis School District serves as a model for all the districts we reviewed last year.”

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The State Auditor’s Office is tasked with reviewing the accuracy and reliability of student and personnel information submitted by school districts to the Mississippi Department of Education through the Mississippi Student Information System (MSIS) in order to determine funding for local school districts.

During the 2012-2013 school year, the Performance Audit Division conducted audits at 46 school districts across Mississippi. Over a three-year period, they will perform these reviews at every school district in the state.

The Jefferson Davis School District was one of eight school districts to receive the award.