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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Waterville Central School District – Criminal History Background Checks (2016M-23)

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

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to determine if District officials performed proper criminal history background checks for the period July 1, 2014 through November 17, 2015.


The Waterville Central School District is located in the Towns of Augusta, Kirkland, Marshall, Paris, Sangerfield and Vernon in Oneida County and the Towns of Brookfield and Madison in Madison County. The District, which operates two schools with approximately 800 students, is governed by an elected seven-member Board of Education. Budgeted appropriations for the 2016-17 fiscal year total approximately $17.9 million.

Key Finding

  • District officials properly performed criminal history background checks, which helped ensure the safety of their students.

Key Recommendations

  • There are no recommendations in this report.

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