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THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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Thomas P. DiNapoli

January 16, 2019, Contact: Press Office (518) 474-4015

State Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

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

Bay Shore Union Free School District – Procurement (Nassau County)
District officials did not seek competition for the services of 16 of 20 professional service providers who were paid $1.42 million. The district’s failure to solicit competition may result in obtaining services on unfavorable terms and conditions, and give the appearance that professional service providers are selected based on favoritism.

Kinderhook Central School District – Procurement (Columbia County)
District officials did not always procure goods and services in accordance with board policy. Although auditors found the purchases were for legitimate purposes, officials do not have assurance that goods and services are being procured in the most economical way

Poland Central School District – Claims Audit Process (Herkimer County)
District officials established procedures to ensure that most claims were adequately documented and supported and for appropriate purposes. However, the use of a debit card for some purchases prevented the claims auditor from auditing and approving these purchases.

Springs Union Free School District – Payroll (Suffolk County)
District officials did not effectively ensure the accuracy of employee salaries and wages paid. Auditors found more than 50 percent of leave used by 33 employees was not supported by a required planned absence request form. Also, two teacher assistants were not paid in accordance with their collective bargaining agreement.

Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns – Fixed Assets (Westchester County)
The board adopted a fixed asset policy that requires the district business office maintain an inventory of fixed assets and other equipment and property with a value of more than $1,000. District officials, however, did not appoint an individual to perform this function. Without an accurate and up-to-date asset list, officials cannot be sure that district assets are protected against loss or unauthorized use.

 


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