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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Shenendehowa Central School District – Claims Processing (2016M-137)

Released: July 8, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to review the District’s claims processing for the period July 1, 2014 through January 31, 2016.


The Shenendehowa Central School District is located in the Towns of Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Ballston, Malta, Stillwater and Waterford in Saratoga County. The District, which operates 13 schools with approximately 9,800 students, is governed by an elected seven-member Board of Education. Budgeted appropriations for the 2015-16 fiscal year totaled approximately $163 million.

Key Finding

  • District officials have established appropriate procedures over the claims processing function to ensure that claims were properly itemized and supported; the goods or services had been received and were for proper purposes; and the claims were audited and approved prior to payment.

Key Recommendations

  • There were no recommendations as a result of this audit.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email:
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236