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The auditing officer of the district or his delegate must pre-audit all claims against a school
district. In addition, all claims must be certified by the auditing officer. This certification may be
made on each individual claim voucher or, subject to the acceptance and approval of the board, a
blanket voucher certification may be used so long as it indicates the particular vouchers so
certified. The use of a blanket certification in no way relieves the auditing officer of the
responsibility and liability for each individual voucher so certified. The certification must be
signed and dated by the auditing officer or designee. For all claims, except expense
reimbursement claims certified by officers or employees (see employee travel procedures), the
certification must include the following language:
I, the undersigned, do hereby certify under penalty of perjury that the materials
have been furnished, the services rendered or the labor performed as described on
voucher numbers _________ through _________ are just, due and unpaid
obligation against the Tacoma School District, and that I am authorized to
authenticate and certify to said claim.
The auditing officer’s certification for employee/officer expense reimbursement claims must
include the following language:
I, the undersigned, do hereby certify under penalty of perjury that the expense
reimbursement claims voucher numbers _________ through __________ are a
just, due and unpaid obligation against the Tacoma School District, and that I am
authorized to certify said claim.
To indicate board approval for payment of those vouchers audited and certified by the auditing
officer, the following statement must be entered in the minutes of the governing body:
A. Vouchers audited and certified by the auditing officer as required by RCW
42.24.080, and those expense reimbursement claims certified as required
by RCW 42.24.090, have been recorded on a listing, which has been made
available to the school board.
B. As of this date _________________, the school board, by a (unanimous,
majority) vote, does approve for payment those vouchers included in the
above list and further described as follows: (funds) voucher numbers ____
through ____ in the total amount of $_________.
Adoption Date: 3/12/2002