State Education Department

St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf: Selected Financial Management Practices (Follow-Up)

St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf, which is located in Brooklyn, is one of 11 private schools in the State that receives operating aid directly from the State to provide educational services to disabled students. In audit report 2008-S-160, we identified a number of internal control weaknesses in the areas of procurement, cash disbursements and payroll. We also found that the School’s Board of Trustees was not providing effective oversight of the School’s financial operations. When we followed up on these matters, we found that school officials have made significant progress in correcting the problems we identified. However, improvements are still needed.

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