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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Watkins Glen Central School District – Health Insurance Cost Savings (2016M-144)

Released: June 24, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to determine whether District officials implemented measures to achieve health insurance cost savings and address rising health insurance costs by offering employees a buyout incentive for the period July 1, 2013 through March 31, 2016.


The Watkins Glen Central School District is located in the Towns of Dix, Hector, Orange, Reading and Tyrone in Schuyler County and the Town of Catlin in Chemung County. The District, which operates two schools with approximately 1,120 students, is governed by an elected seven-member Board of Education. The District’s operating budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year totaled approximately $25.5 million.

Key Finding

  • District officials achieved health insurance cost savings by changing health insurance carriers and offering employees a buyout incentive.

Key Recommendations

  • There were no recommendations as a result of this audit.

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