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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District – Procurement of Professional Services (2016M-193)

Released: July 22, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to review the process and procedures used to procure professional services for the period July 1, 2014 through April 6, 2016.


The Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District is located in the Town of Lewisboro and parts of the Towns of Bedford, Pound Ridge and North Salem in Westchester County. The District, which operates five schools with approximately 3,200 students, is governed by an elected seven-member Board of Education. Budgeted appropriations for the 2015-16 fiscal year totaled $108.7 million.

Key Finding

  • The District has not recently sought competition when procuring services from eight service providers, who received payments totaling $699,328.

Key Recommendation

  • Use competitive methods when procuring professional services in compliance with its adopted policy.

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