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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services – Purchasing (2016M-194)

Released: August 26, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The objective of our audit was to examine BOCES’ purchasing and asset disposal activity for the period July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015.


The Eastern Suffolk BOCES is an association of 51 component school districts. The BOCES, which provides more than 90 educational and administrative services, is governed by an elected 15-member Board of Education. The District’s general fund budgeted appropriations for the 2016-17 fiscal year are approximately $333 million.

Key Finding

  • BOCES officials purchased goods and services and disposed of assets in accordance with policies and statutory requirements.

Key Recommendations

  • There were no recommendations in this report.

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Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
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