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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Williamson Central School District – Procurement of Professional Services (2016M-55)


Released: June 10, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to review the District’s procurement of professional services for the period July 1, 2014 through January 11, 2016.

Background

The Williamson Central School District is located in the Towns of Ontario, Marion, Sodus and Williamson in Wayne County. The District, which operates three schools with approximately 1,065 students, is governed by an elected five-member Board of Education. Budgeted appropriations for the 2015-16 fiscal year total approximately $22 million.

Key Findings

  • The purchasing policy and regulations do not provide guidance for seeking competition when soliciting professional services.
  • The District did not have formal written agreements with all professional service providers that were paid more than $5,000.

Key Recommendations

  • Revise the procurement policy and amend District regulations to provide guidance for seeking competition when soliciting professional services.
  • Enter into a written agreement with each professional service provider indicating the contract period, the services to be provided, the timetable for completion and the basis for compensation.

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