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January 8, 2008


DiNapoli’s Office Announces School District Audits Started
in December

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office initiated audits of the following school districts, charter schools and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in December.

Audited Entity County
Sherman CSD Chautauqua
Plattsburgh CSD Clinton
Spackenkill UFSD Dutchess
Tapestry Charter School Erie
Herkimer CSD Herkimer
Carthage CSD Jefferson
Chittenango CSD Madison
Brighton CSD Monroe
Garden City UFSD Nassau
Lockport City SD Niagara
Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES (aka Ontario-Seneca-Yates-Cayuga-Wayne BOCES) Ontario-Seneca-Yates- Cayuga-Wayne
Westhampton UFSD Suffolk
West Islip UFSD Suffolk
Elwood UFSD Suffolk
Kingston CSD Ulster
Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES Washington-Saratoga- Warren-Hamilton-Essex

School District Accountability
In order to improve accountability of the state’s schools, DiNapoli’s office will audit all of New York’s 834 school districts, Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) and charter schools by 2010. Auditors review the school districts’ internal controls and make recommendations on how internal controls can be improved. The State Comptroller’s office has completed 325 school audits and approximately 200 audits are currently underway.



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