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October 2, 2012


Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audit

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed an audit of the Hartford Central 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.”

Hartford Central School District – Internal Controls Over Claims Processing (Washington County)
Auditors identified internal control weaknesses in the school district’s claims processing function which could lead to errors or irregularities occurring and not being detected. Specifically, the account clerk is distributing checks prior to the school board auditing and approving the claims and warrants. Although our testing did not disclose the payment of any inappropriate claims, the school board cannot be assured that payments made for goods and services represent legitimate and necessary charges.



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