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Audit Committee

In February 2013, the Board of Education established an Audit Committee with the primary purpose of fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities per district policy DIEA by:

  • Monitoring the district’s financial reporting process and internal control systems;
  • Recommending the district’s independent auditors;
  • Reviewing and appraising the audit efforts of the district through financial reports and other financial information used internally and provided by the district to any governmental body or the public; and 
  • Coordinating with the Financial Oversight Committee to review, assess, and analyze impacts of proposed financial management policy and process changes.

In addition, district policy regulationDIEA-R lists more specifically the committee's primary duties and responsibilities with regard to independent audotors, process improvement, and ethical and legal compliance. Other governing policies for the committee include Board Governance Policy GP-12 and GP-13 and Board/Staff Linkage BSL-02.

As per policy, the committee has three members, including two Board of Education members, and a representative from the Financial Oversight Committee. The Superintendent, the Chief Financial Officer, and the Director of Finance shall attend meetings in an ex-officio capacity to the committee.

Annual Reports to the Board of Education
Annually, the Audit Committee submits a report to the Board of Education. The report provides background on the Audit Committee, committee responsibilities, a list of committee members, and a general update of committee activities respective to the committee’s responsibilities. (view compilation of reports). 

Board & Committee Members

Susan Miller Board of Education, Second Vice President and
District 4 Representative
Danielle Varda Board of Education, Treasurer and
District 1 Representative
Theresa Shelton Financial Oversight Committee Member

Appointed Staff Members

Tracy Dorland Superintendent
Brenna Copeland
Chief Financial Officer
Christie Moss Controller


By policy, the Audit Committee meets at least two times per year at the Education Center, 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden. The dates and times for the meetings are determined throughout the year - meetings generally are scheduled for October, December, February and/or May.

For 2022-23, meetings are scheduled for October 11 and December 13, 2022, and February 14 and May 3, 2023. 

For 2023-24, meetings are scheduled for October 10 and December 12, 2023, and February 13 and May 14, 2024. 


Brenna Copeland
Chief Financial Officer

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