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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Cold Spring Harbor Central School District – Competitive Quotes (2016M-320)

Released: November 25, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to review the District’s procurement process for the period July 1, 2014 through May 31, 2016.


The Cold Spring Harbor Central School District is located in the Town of Huntington in Suffolk County and the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County. The District, which operates four schools with approximately 1,800 students, is governed by an elected seven-member Board of Education. Expenditures for the 2015-16 fiscal year totaled approximately $63.1 million.

Key Finding

  • Sufficient information was not attached to all claims to verify that the items and pricing on the invoices matched the contracts or cooperative bids.

Key Recommendation

  • Attach sufficient documentation to claims to ensure that the correct items are received and that the pricing of goods and services from government contracts is correct.

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