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NYS Comptroller


Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Report Highlights

Floral Park-Bellerose Union Free School District - Leave Records (2018M-264)

Released: March 22, 2019 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Audit Objective

Determine whether employee leave accrual records are accurate and leave requests are adequately approved.

Key Findings

  • While leave accrual balances were accurate, not all leave taken is properly supported or approved.
  • Records for 10 of 41 employees selected were missing leave pre-approval requests totaling 72 days, comprised of 452 hours for $9,927.

Key Recommendation

  • District officials should develop and implement written procedures to ensure that all leave requests are properly approved before the leave is used.


The Floral Park-Bellerose Union Free School District (District) is located in the Village of Floral Park in Nassau County.

A five-member Board of Education (Board) is responsible for the general management and control of the District’s financial and educational affairs.

The Superintendent of Schools (Superintendent) is the District’s chief executive officer and is responsible, along with other administrative staff, for day-to-day District management under the direction of the Board.

The District operates two elementary schools with approximately 1,600 students.

Quick Facts
2017-2018 Expenditures$28.6 million
2017-2018 Employees364

Audit Period

July 1, 2016 – March 31, 2018

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