With the foregoing purposes in view, this article is enacted to develop improved methods of financial administration and to bring increased financial guidance and assistance to the management of county school affairs.
The provisions of this article shall be construed to be in addition to the authority now exercised by the tax commissioner as chief inspector and supervisor of public offices (under article nine, chapter six of the code), for the purposes of fidelity accounting and auditing. The intent of the Legislature is that the powers granted by this article to the state board of school finance over financial management shall in administration be fully coordinated with those of the tax commissioner over the legality and fidelity of public expenditures.
The provisions of this article shall be liberally construed to give effect to the purposes stated.
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