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November 4, 2011

 

Comptroller DiNapoli Completes School Audit



New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audit of the Harrison 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.”

Harrison Central School District - Health Insurance Costs and Custodial Staffing Levels and Overtime Costs (Westchester County)
Auditors compared the district's health insurance benefit costs for the last four fiscal years to a similar health insurance benefits plan. Had district officials investigated alternate providers of health insurance benefits and changed plans in 2006-07, the district and participants could have saved approximately $2.9 million during the last four fiscal years. The Department of Facilities employs approximately 23 full-time equivalent custodians more than called for by the American School and University standards. If the department's custodial staffing levels were at the ASU standards, the district could potentially save up to $1.6 million annually in salaries and benefits. In addition, the department has not identified approximately $350,000 of custodial overtime by categories such as mandatory, program related, and non-program related.


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