Greenwood School District received an unqualified opinion in its independent annual audit for the 2012-13 school year, Greenwood School Board members were told this week.

No deficiencies were found, said Cliff Hubbs of Hubbs, Belcher and Co. CPAs. Hubbs said the auditing firm’s unqualified opinion applied to the district’s compliance with accounting policy guidelines issued by the Arkansas Department of Education, the district’s internal control of its financial records as well as its compliance with rules and regulations in handling its major federally funded programs, specifically its Title II Improving Teacher Quality and Title VI Special Education Cluster programs.

"I like a clean finding. That’s a good thing," Board Vice President Mary Ann Sandifer said.

The board accepted the report in a 5-0 vote. Board Members Jeff Turner and Todd Hales were not present.

In other business Thursday, the board voted 5-0 to retain its current board officers for another year. They are Hales, president; Sandifer, vice president; and Turner, secretary.

The board also approved 5-0 a $10,870 bid from Ace Fence Co. of Fort Smith to build a 6-foot high chain link fence around a playground at Westwood Elementary School. The Ace bid was lower than a competing $13,008 bid.

Jim Bynum, director of school operations, said plans are to enlarge the west side playground, and the fence will separate it both from the bus road and the adjacent woods, increasing student safety.