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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Scarsdale Union Free School District – Information Technology (2016M-252)

Released: September 9, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to determine if the District’s information technology (IT) systems were adequately secured and protected against unauthorized access, harm or loss for the period July 1, 2014 through May 12, 2016.


The Scarsdale Union Free School District is located in the Town of Scarsdale in Westchester County. The District, which operates seven schools with approximately 4,800 students, is governed by an elected seven-member Board of Education. The District’s budgeted appropriations for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 fiscal years were approximately $148 million.

Key Finding

  • Our audit disclosed areas in need of improvement concerning IT controls. Because of the sensitivity of this information, this was communicated confidentially to District officials so they could take corrective action.

Key Recommendation

  • Strengthen IT controls as identified in the confidential letter shared with District officials.

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