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NYS Comptroller


Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Report Highlights

Roosevelt Union Free School District - Information Technology (2019M-193)

Released: December 13, 2019 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Audit Objective

Determine whether District officials established adequate controls to help prevent and properly respond to a malicious attack of the District’s Information Technology (IT) system.

Key Findings

  • The Board did not appoint a Chief Information Officer responsible for all IT matters.
  • The Board did not adopt a disaster recovery plan.
  • The District’s IT Department did not provide employees and officials with IT security awareness training.

Key Recommendations

  • Consider appointing a Chief Information Officer to be responsible for ensuring computerized data is secure, identifying and recommending technology solutions to the Board, ensuring IT users are appropriately trained and supervising IT Department staff.
  • Adopt a disaster recovery plan.
  • Ensure that computer users receive IT security awareness training and follow up training when District IT policies are updated.

District officials disagreed with certain findings in our report. Our comments on issues raised in the District’s response are included in Appendix B.


The Roosevelt Union Free School District (District) is located in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County.

The five-member Board of Education (Board) is responsible for managing financial and educational affairs. The School Superintendent is responsible for day-to-day management and administration under the Board’s direction.

The three-member technology team, comprised of the lead IT Specialist, Coordinator of Instructional Technology, and Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education, is collectively responsible for the District’s IT matters.

Quick Facts
2019-20 General Fund Appropriations$104 million
2019-20 Information Technology Appropriations$1.1 million

Audit Period

July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

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Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236