District 599 Policy 702

Adopted: 1996
Revised: 2006


702 ACCOUNTING


I. PURPOSE
The purpose of this policy is to adopt the Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards for Minnesota School Districts provided for in guidelines adopted by the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY
It is the policy of this school district to comply with the Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards for Minnesota School Districts.

III. MAINTENANCE OF BOOKS AND ACCOUNTS
The school district shall maintain its books and records and do its accounting in compliance with the Uniform Accounting and Reporting Standards for Minnesota School Districts (UFARS) provided for in the guidelines adopted by the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning and in compliance with applicable state laws and rules relating to reporting of revenues and expenditures.

IV. PERMANENT FUND TRANSFERS
Unless otherwise authorized pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 123B.80, as amended, or any other law, fund transfers shall be made in compliance with UFARS and permanent fund transfers shall only be made in compliance with Minn. Stat. §123B.79, as amended, or other applicable statute.

V. REPORTING
The school board shall provide for an annual audit of the books and records of the school district to assure compliance of its records with UFARS. Each year, the school district shall also provide for the publication of the financial information specified in Minn. Stat. §123B.10 in the manner specified therein


Legal References: Minn. Stat. §123B.75 (Revenue)
Minn. Stat. §123B.76 (Expenditures)
Minn. Stat. §123B.77 (Accounting, Budgeting and Reporting Requirements)
Minn. Stat. §123B.78 (Cash Flow, Revenues, Borrowing, Deficits)
Minn. Stat. §123B.79 (Permanent Fund Transfers)
Minn. Stat. §123B.80 (Exceptions for Permanent Fund Transfers)
Minn. Stat. §123B.09 (School Board Powers)
Minn. Stat. §123B.14, Subd. 7 (Duties of School Board Clerk)
Minn. Stat. §123B.02 (School District Powers)
Minn. Stat. §123B.10 (Publication of Financial Information)

Cross References: Policy 703 (Annual Audit)
MSBA Service Manual, Chapter 9, Public School Finance