State Education Department
Department of Health

Putnam County Transportation Aid

Portions of the costs incurred by counties in transporting children to certain mandatory programs intended to address handicapping conditions and delays in child development are reimbursed by the State Education Department and the Department of Health. We audited the accuracy of the reimbursement claims submitted by Putnam County for the four years ended June 30, 1996 and found that the claimed transportation expenses were significantly overstated. As a result, Putnam County was overpaid a total of $816,136 in transportation aid for the period. We recommend that the overpayments be recovered and improvements be made in the County's procedures for determining reimbursable transportation expenses.

For a complete copy of Report 97-S-69 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.
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