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February 25, 2019


State Auditor Gallion Launches Petition Audit of Belcourt Public Schools


Contact information: Brianna Ludwig, North Dakota State Auditor’s Office, 701-328-2453, bsludwig@nd.gov


State Auditor Joshua Gallion today announced that his office has begun a citizen-requested audit of the Belcourt Public Schools, located on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in Rolette County.


“My office will conduct an audit of the financial records of Belcourt Public Schools.  As part of that audit, we will report any identified deficiencies in the School District’s financial and accounting practices,” said Auditor Gallion. “I take the efforts from citizens initiating this review seriously and appreciate their engagement.”


Under North Dakota law, the State Auditor’s Office may be called on to audit a political subdivision if enough qualified voters of that entity request the audit. The Belcourt Public Schools audit was initiated through the petition process, which required 195 valid signatures.  


Individuals who would like to provide information for consideration in this audit may contact the State Auditor’s Office at ndsao@nd.gov or by calling 701-328-2241.




The North Dakota State Auditor’s Office is a constitutional office that produces informative audits to improve government.  The Office of the State Auditor is a valuable tool for North Dakota state agencies and local government entities, providing an opportunity to improve operations, fiscal responsibility and taxpayer services.

















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