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October 21, 2010

 

DiNapoli's Office Completes Audit of the Yorktown Central School District



New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audit:  Waverly Central School District - Energy Management.

“As Comptroller, I’m committed to using the audit process to make sure state and local governments run as efficiently as possible,” DiNapoli said.  “These audits are tools governments should use to better protect taxpayer dollars. The Waverly Central School District has a responsibility to minimize its utility costs. A lower power bill not only helps taxpayers, students and the district’s bottom line, but also shrinks its carbon footprint. Everyone wins here.”
 
DiNapoli’s auditors noted that district administration and management took a number of steps to reduce utility expenditures including installing a cogeneration plant at the high school and setting computers to automatically turn-off every day. Auditors from DiNapoli’s office estimate these actions would have saved the district $32,000 during the 2009-10 school year.

In addition, DiNapoli’s auditors noted that the district started a capital project that includes significant energy upgrades, such as window upgrades enhancing their energy efficiency by more than 200 percent. Although these efforts are laudable, opportunities still exist that may further reduce hardware and utility expenditures. For example, if the district were to replace the 30 desktops that are scheduled for replacement during the upcoming school year with virtual desktops, the district would save $16,500 in hardware costs, and $330 annually for electricity.


For a full copy of the audit, click here.

If you have any questions, or would like a comment from the Comptroller’s press office regarding this audit, please call 518-474-4015, or send an email to press@osc.state.ny.us.




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