Forest High School missing R220k

The Gauteng education department are investigating the disappearance of R220,000 from the Forest High School’s bank account following a tip-off from the schools governing body.

The Turfontein school’s missing coffers were from school fees, registration and other cash-related matters paid by the children.

An audit report said to be in the possession of The Star publication reveals that cash totalling R369,273 was receipted by the school reception between January and June 2017, however only R157,785 was deposited into the schools bank account.

The school also failed to document the transactions on an official preprinted school receipt book with sequenced numbering which is stipulated in the Public Finance Management Act.

The person responsible for the schools finances resigned after the release of the report and has subsequently died.

The education department’s Steve Mabona said that the schools books are being handled by forensics at head office and the outcome will be revealed once complete.