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February 2, 2010



DiNapoli’s Office Completes School
Audit Follow-Up Reviews

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed school audit follow-up reviews of Clymer Central School District, Cortland City School District, Lake Placid Central School District, Schoharie Central School District, Schuylerville Central School District, South Glens Falls Central School District and Warrensburg Central School District.

“My office’s audits of school districts and BOCES help schools improve their financial management practices,” DiNapoli said. “These audits are tools for schools to make sure proper policies and procedures are in place to protect taxpayer dollars and provide students with the best possible education.”

Clymer CSD – Internal Controls Over Selected Financial Operations – Audit Follow Up (Chautauqua County)
Of the 19 audit recommendations, the district fully implemented nine recommendations, partially implemented nine recommendations and did not implement one recommendation.

Cortland City SD – Internal Controls Over Selected Financial Operations – Audit Follow Up (Cortland County)
Of the eight audit recommendations, the district implemented seven recommendations and did not implement one recommendation.

Lake Placid CSD – Internal Controls Over Selected Financial Activities – Audit Follow Up (Essex County)
Of the 12 recommendations, the district fully implemented nine recommendations, partially implemented one recommendation and did not implement two recommendations.

Schoharie CSD – Internal Controls Over Selected Financial Activities – Audit Follow Up (Albany, Schenectady, Schoharie and Montgomery counties)
Of the 12 audit recommendations, the district fully implemented three recommendations and partially implemented nine recommendations.

Schuylerville CSD – Internal Controls Over Computer Equipment and Employee Expense Reimbursements – Audit Follow Up (Saratoga County)
Of the twelve audit recommendations, the district fully implemented ten recommendations and did not implement two recommendations.

South Glens Falls CSD – Internal Controls Over Selected Financial Operations – Audit Follow Up (Saratoga County)
Of the nine audit recommendations, the district fully implemented seven recommendations, partially implemented one recommendation and did not implement one recommendation.

Warrensburg CSD – Internal Controls Over Selected Financial Operations – Audit Follow Up (Warren County)
Of the 11 audit recommendations, the district fully implemented eight recommendations and partially implemented three recommendations.

Click on the links above to view the school audit follow-up reviews. If you have any questions or would like a comment from the Comptroller’s office regarding the reviews above, please call the Press Office at 518-474-4015.

School District Accountability
In order to improve accountability of the state’s schools, DiNapoli’s office has completed 732 audits of New York’s school districts and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services. Auditors from DiNapoli’s office are returning to some of these school districts to conduct follow-up reviews to determine if the schools implemented his auditors’ recommendations.

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