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State Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School District Audits

July 8, 2020

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the following school district audits have been issued.

Harrisville Central School District – Transportation State Aid and Debt for Bus Purchases (St. Lawrence County

The district did not apply for all transportation state aid for seven new bus acquisitions resulting in a potential revenue loss of $477,200. During the audit, the business manager prepared and submitted state aid forms for three of these buses. The district unnecessarily borrowed more than $294,000 when purchasing 11 buses. Auditors estimate the district will pay about $11,000 in interest expense on the surplus debt proceeds.

Poughkeepsie City School District – Information Technology (2019M-166) (Dutchess County

The district did not adequately control and secure its personal, private and sensitive information (PPSI). District employees were not provided with information technology (IT) security awareness training. Auditors determined the district did not have service level agreements with its IT service providers. In addition, sensitive IT control weaknesses were communicated confidentially to officials.


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