Released: November 2, 2012 -- [read complete report - pdf]
Purpose of Audit
The purpose of our audit was to examine the controls over the capital improvement project for the period November 10, 2006, through November 9, 2011.
The Hornell City School District (District) is located in the City of Hornell and the Towns of Fremont, Hornellsville, and Howard in Steuben County. The District is governed by the Board of Education which comprises five elected members. The District’s budgeted appropriations to date for the 2011-12 fiscal year are $13.7 million.
In March 2008, District voters authorized a capital improvement project (CIP) for additions, reconstruction and renovations of the school buildings at a maximum cost of $52.7 million. As of June 30, 2011, the District’s total CIP expenditures were approximately $34 million, which was under budget by $18.7 million. We found the District awarded 37 construction contracts totaling approximately $29.3 million after seeking competition and that the 249 proposed change orders totaling approximately $1.3 million were properly approved and all were proper CIP expenditures.
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