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January 17, 2013

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audit

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed an audit of the Poughkeepsie City School District.

“My office’s audits of school districts, charter schools and BOCES help schools improve their financial management practices,” DiNapoli said. “These audits are tools for schools to make sure proper policies and procedures are in place to protect taxpayer dollars and provide students with the best possible education.”

Poughkeepsie City School District – Internal Controls Over Purchasing and Claims Processing (Dutchess County)
The district needs to improve controls over the claims audit process. The district spent more than $50,000 on a contract with a certified public accountant (CPA) to provide services as the district’s claims auditor and the CPA did not perform the services in accordance with the obligations set forth in the contract. Also, because the district purchasing agent did not effectively monitor the district’s purchasing process, staff made purchases totaling $110,010 that did not comply with district policies.

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