School board wants monthly accounting from booster clubs

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By Mary Barczak

The Harrison County Board of Education postponed the approval of the first reading of a policy regarding booster club fundraisers until it can get legal advice.

The proposed policy would require school district booster clubs to submit a monthly financial report to the appropriate principal. The principals would then submit these copies as part of their monthly reports to the board.

Julie Asher, director of finance and business for Harrison County school district, said the intention of the policy is to routinely check  on the booster clubs to see how they are spending money.

Board member Kristy Carey suggested that the board require boosters to have two signatures on the checks for their accounts, which is the same practice used for school-run activity accounts.

Board member Ed Taylor suggested that the profit from any fundraiser that uses students to raise money be put into a school activity account.

For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.