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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Evans-Brant Central School District – Travel Expenditures and Reimbursements (2014M-194)


Released: October 3, 2014 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to examine the District’s travel expenditures and reimbursements for the period July 1, 2012 through May 13, 2014.

Background

The Evans-Brant Central School District is located in the Towns of Brant, Eden and Evans in Erie County. The District, which is governed by an elected seven-member Board of Education, operates five schools with approximately 2,900 students. Budgeted appropriations for the 2013-14 fiscal year totaled approximately $53.3 million.

Key Findings

  • The Board and the claims auditor did not ensure that the District only paid for travel and conference expenses that were necessary and as limited by contract.
  • The Board has not established maximum rates for lodging.

Key Recommendations

  • Monitor and enforce compliance with travel and conference policies.
  • Consider using US General Services Administration per diem lodging rates.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email: localgov@osc.state.ny.us
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236