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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego Board of Cooperative Educational Services – Procurement of School Food (2015M-358)


Released: April 1, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to evaluate procurement practices for school food for the period July 1, 2014 through October 28, 2015.

Background

The Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) is an association of 16 component school districts. The BOCES, whose component districts educate approximately 11,700 students, is governed by a seven-member Board of Education elected by the boards of the component districts. Budgeted appropriations for the 2015-16 fiscal year total approximately $48.5 million.

Key Finding

  • Officials obtained food pricing for participating districts at the lowest reasonable cost available and have taken steps to ensure that the bid process is not influenced by favoritism, extravagance, fraud or corruption.

Key Recommendations

  • There were no recommendations as a result of this audit.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email: localgov@osc.state.ny.us
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236