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BOS approves resolution to establish central accounting system
The Board of Supervisors at its July 13 meeting approved a resolution to establish a Central Accounting System within County Government.
The resolution was approved 5-0 and is the first step toward combining certain functions of the Public School Division with those of the Finance Department of County Government.
“Establishing a Central Accounting System is geared to accomplish two primary things,” commented Caroline County Administrator Percy Ashcraft. “(1) To centralize the financial information at one location so both the school officials and local government officials have access to the same financial data; and (2) Possibly save money through reduced personnel costs as a result of eliminating duplication that may currently exist.”
Ashcraft said Public School Division Superintendent Dr. Greg Killough was notified July 14 through a hand-delivered letter notifying school officials of the intent of the Board of Supervisors. The next step, according to Ashcraft, is for both he and Killough to meet with BOS Chairman Maxie Rozell and School Board Chairman Mack Wright to develop a transitional process for the changes to occur.
The resolution approved by the BOS requests the Central Accounting System to be in place by January 1, 2011.