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July 2, 2013

 

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed audits of the South Country Central School District and the Watervliet City School District.

“My office’s audits of school districts, charter schools and BOCES help schools improve their financial management practices,” DiNapoli said. “These audits are tools for schools to make sure proper policies and procedures are in place to protect taxpayer dollars and provide students with the best possible education.”

South Country Central School District – Procurement (Suffolk County)
District officials procured goods and services in accordance with district policy and statutory requirements. Auditors reviewed 36 claims totaling $1.2 million that were subject to the district’s procurement policy and found only minor issues which were discussed with district officials.

Watervliet City School District – Payroll and Claims Processing (Albany County)
The district did not properly administer the earning and carryover of unused leave accruals. Leave time records for 12 employees were inaccurate, with balances that exceeded the amounts allowed by 578.96 days, valued at $94,480, or with balances that were less than the amounts earned by 26.7 days, valued at $2,148. In addition, the former district superintendant was overpaid by $11,083 at retirement for 17.5 vacation days to which he was not entitled.

For access to state and local government spending and more than 60,000 state contracts, visit http://www.openbooknewyork.com/. The easy-to-use website was created by Comptroller DiNapoli to promote openness in government and provide taxpayers with better access to the financial workings of government.


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