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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

New Hartford Central School District – Procurement (2016M-153)

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

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to examine the District’s procurement procedures for the period July 1, 2014 through February 22, 2016.


The New Hartford Central School District is located in the Towns of New Hartford, Paris and Kirkland in Oneida County and the Town of Frankfort in Herkimer County. The District, which operates five schools with approximately 2,600 students, is governed by an elected seven-member Board of Education. Budgeted appropriations for the 2015-16 fiscal year totaled approximately $49.4 million.

Key Finding

  • The District developed a policy to address the procurement of goods and services not subject to competitive bidding, but the policy did not specify the frequency of seeking competition for professional services.

Key Recommendation

  • Update the procurement policy to clearly identify when and how District officials will seek competition for professional services.

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