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THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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October 21, 2015, Contact: Press Office (518) 474-4015

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed audits of the Capital Region BOCES, Skaneateles Central School District and the Tuckahoe Union Free School District.

“In an era of limited resources and increased accountability, it’s critical that schools make every dollar count,” DiNapoli said. “By auditing school district and charter school finances and operations, my office continues to provide taxpayers the assurance that their money is being spent appropriately and effectively.”

Capital Region Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) – Claims Auditing (Albany County)
BOCES officials have established adequate controls over the claims processing function that allow claims to be audited in a timely manner and in accordance with BOCES policy and state law.

Skaneateles Central School District – Records and Reports (Cayuga County)
Adequate records and reports were not maintained to enable the board to appropriately manage the district’s finances. The treasurer did not provide the board with accurately completed bank reconciliations, monthly cash reports, up-to-date quarterly budget status reports and balance sheets in a timely manner.

Tuckahoe Union Free School District – Financial Condition and Information Technology (Westchester County)
Over the last five fiscal years, budgets presented to district residents were not transparent because they did not include estimated amounts for tax certiorari judgment or the district’s plan for funding them. In addition, the board has not developed IT policies such as a breach notification policy or online banking policy.

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For access to state and local government spending and 50,000 state contracts, visit OpenBookNY. 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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