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THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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December 16, 2015, Contact: Press Office (518) 474-4015

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed audits of the Brookhaven-Comsewogue Union Free School District, New Lebanon Central School District, Southern Caygua Central School District and the Yonkers City School District.

“In an era of limited resources and increased accountability, it’s critical that schools make every dollar count,” DiNapoli said. “By auditing school district and charter school finances and operations, my office continues to provide taxpayers the assurance that their money is being spent appropriately and effectively.”

Brookhaven-Comsewogue Union Free School District – Professional Services (Suffolk County)
District officials have established a comprehensive purchasing policy. As a result, the district procured professional services in an economical manner.

New Lebanon Central School District – Financial Condition (Columbia County)
District officials have overstated liabilities and accumulated excessive reserve funds. In addition, the board has repeatedly appropriated fund balance, which has gone unused. The effective percentage of the district’s unrestricted fund balance is 16 percent of appropriations, which exceeds the 4 percent statutory limit.

Southern Cayuga Central School District – Financial Management (Cayuga County)
District officials have generally taken appropriate action to manage the district’s financial condition. However, the district’s multiyear financial plan does not address its debt share or declining enrollment.

Yonkers City School District – Fixed Assets (Westchester County)
District officials and taxpayers have no assurance that all district property can be accounted for. Auditors found that 10 assets valued at $225,307 could not be located and 10 assets valued at $91,704 were either not tagged or the asset tag information on the tag did not agree with the accounting records.  

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