Is Columbia Heights Public Schools financially responsible?

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Yes. Each year the School District is audited by an independent auditing firm. These audits look at virtually every aspect of the District's financial operations. A representative from the auditing firm of Bergan, Kern DeWenter Viere (BerganKDV) told the Columbia Heights School Board that district business operations are well-managed and consistent with national accounting standards at the Nov. 22 School Board meeting. Last October, the Association of School Business Officials International selected the Columbia Heights Public Schools’ Finance Department for its eleventh consecutive Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award. The award is the highest recognition for school district financial operations and is only conferred to school districts that have met or exceeded the most stringent standards for financial reporting and accountability.