Following an annual review that cited some bookkeeping deficiencies and over-spending in the school system, state auditors are once again recommending that Dickson County centralize all of its accounting procedures. The audit being presented to the Dickson County School Board tonight urges the county commission to adopt the County Financial Management System of 1981, which would bring the school system’s accounting, budgeting and purchasing procedures under the county’s director of accounts and budgets along with all county general funds and the Dickson County Highway Department. The county presently operates under the Fiscal Control Act of 1957, which allows school system accounting to be maintained separately by the school board. The audit recommendation says consolidation would “significantly improve internal controls over the accounting, budgeting and purchasing processes.” Changing to the ’81 Act has been debated for several years by the county commission, but has been resisted by the school board. The board is slated to vote on accepting the audit at its meeting tonight, as well as discuss a list of legislative issues that includes proposed legislation regarding control of school funding. The board meeting was moved up a week due to the Thanksgiving holiday and is at 7:00 tonight.