Internal Audit

Office of Internal Audit

At its July 11, 2023 meeting, the Board of Education approved these policies:

  • Policy 8400 - Office of Internal Audit. This policy was revised to include the Office of Internal Audit charter that outlines it authority, role, and responsibility.
  • Policy 8410 - Reporting Fraud, Waste, Abuse or Unlawful Acts. This policy was revised to conform with the Policy review Committee’s editing conventions.
  • Policy 8420 - Anti-Retaliation. This policy was revised to conform with the Policy review Committee’s editing conventions.
  • Policy 8430 - Audit Committee. This is a new policy that includes the Audit Committee charter that outlines the role and responsibility of the committee and of its members.
The revised policies and the new policy are posted in Board Docs. Using the following link to navigate to the policies. Board Docs Link

Overview of the Office of Internal Audit


To be a high performing internal audit function that is recognized as a valuable business partner and a driving force behind a culture of integrity, quality, and effectiveness in the achievement of school system goals.


To provide independent, objective, high quality audit and investigatory services to strengthen the integrity, quality, and effectiveness of the school system.

General Scope of Work

The general scope of work of the Office of Internal Audit is to determine whether the school system's control and governance processes, as designed and represented by management, are adequate and functioning in a manner to ensure:
1. Risks are identified and addressed.
2. Financial, managerial, and operational data is accurate, reliable, and timely.
3. Compliance with policies, standards, procedures, applicable laws, and regulations is achieved.
4. Resources are acquired economically, used effectively, and adequately protected.
5. BCPS programs, plans, and objectives are achieved.
6. Quality and continuous improvement are fostered in the school system’s control processes.
7. Legislative or regulatory issues affecting the school system are recognized and addressed properly.

Baltimore County Public Schools - Fraud, Waste, or Abuse Hotline

Call Toll Free: 866-881-2932, or Report Via the Web at:

For more information see the Hotline Flyer.

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