Audit Committee

How it works and purpose:

The Audit Committee will provide the Cedar Rapids Community District with the practical means for the Board of Education to provide independent review and oversight of the District’s financial reporting processes, internal controls, and independent auditors. The Audit Committee will also provide a forum separate from management in which auditors and other interested parties can candidly discuss concerns.

The Audit Committee will help to ensure that District management properly develops and adheres to a sound system of internal controls, that procedures are in place to objectively assess District management practices and that the independent auditors, through their own review, objectively assess the District’s financial reporting processes.

Committee Members:

Gary Becker - Chairperson 2017-2018
Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust


Scott Arensdorf
CBE Companies

Gordon Epping
Principal of Gordon Epping, LLC

Tom Hoffmann
Benefit Solutions Inc.

Wendy Lynn
Linn County

Maureen Oviatt

Scott Szymanek
Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc.

Andrew Tiedt
CCB Packaging

Drew Yoder
Four Oaks


Independent Auditing Firm Representative 

Heidi Hobkirk

Andrew Pickering


board of education representative

Jennifer Borcherding


Cedar Rapids School District Representatives – non-committee members

David Nicholson
Executive Director – Business Services

Sherry Luskey
Manager – Accounting Department

2018-2019 Meeting Dates -

please contact Business Services Office to confirm meeting/date/time @319/558-2311.  All meetings begin at 12:00 PM and are held at the Educational Leadership & Support Center (ELSC)

September 26, 2018
November 14, 2018
December 12, 2018
January 9, 2019
March 6, 2019
April 3, 2019
May 1, 2019
June 5, 2019






Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Audit Committee Meeting - Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Agenda / Minutes
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Audit Committee Meeting - Wednesday, April 3, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Audit Committee Meeting - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Agenda / Minutes