Overbilling refunds will be more than $5,000 for Upsala Schools

By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer
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The Upsala School District had been overcharged by two companies in recent billing, Superintendant Gery Arndt reported at Wednesday’s meeting.

District Administrative Assistant Colleen Harren caught the errors and started looking into the reasons for those.

Hoglund Bus Company overcharged about $2,600 on bus camera installation for something that had been included in the bid. “They were really very sorry and worked with us on that,” said Harren.

“They also had billed $1,200 for a bus repair that was covered under warranty, so that will be refunded as well,” she said.

Marco, who has the copier maintenance contract, was billing the District $81 every month. “I questioned that and found out it was because they had an old insurance certificate on file,” said Harren.

“When the copier was replaced, we had not been told about needing a new certificate,” she said.

Marco now has the new certificate on file, and will refund a sizeable amount to Upsala School District.

“It will be as much as $1,500,” Harren said.

“We’re very glad that Colleen caught these and went to bat for us,” said Arndt.

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