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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Utica Academy of Science Charter School – Purchasing (2015M-71)

Released: June 26, 2015 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to examine the School’s purchasing procedures for the period July 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.


The Utica Academy of Science Charter School is a public school, located in the City of Utica, Oneida County, that is not under the control of the local school board. The School, which is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, was granted a provisional charter in November 2012 by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. For the 2014-15 fiscal year, the School had approximately 240 enrolled students and budgeted appropriations totaled approximately $2.7 million.

Key Finding

  • School officials have generally made purchases after obtaining the necessary approvals and, if applicable, after obtaining the appropriate number of quotes as designated in the purchasing policy.

Key Recommendations

  • There are no recommendations as a result of this audit.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email:
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236