East Irondequoit Central School District - Conference and Travel Expenditures (2019M-132)

Issued Date
November 27, 2019

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Audit Objective

Determine whether meal, travel and conference expenditures were reasonable.

Key Findings

The District:

  • Could have saved $14,000 if it used government rates to reimburse for travel expenditures.
  • Could have saved $2,600 on rental cars by using New York State (NYS) contracts.
  • Does not require proof of attendance at conferences.

Key Recommendations

  • District officials should consider following the government travel reimbursement rates.
  • When possible, District officials should use NYS contracts for renting cars.
  • The Board should require proof of attendance for conferences.

District officials disagreed with certain aspects of our findings and recommendations and indicated they plan to initiate corrective action. Appendix B includes comments on issues raised in the District’s response.