New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the following school district audits have been issued.
District officials did not follow their investment policy. As a result, officials did not maximize interest earnings for the district. Auditors determined officials did not develop and manage a comprehensive investment program. Auditors also found officials did not seek competitive interest rates. Officials earned interest totaling $246,431 during the audit period, however, they could have earned an additional $614,606 if they used other available investment options.
Tuition billings for district students enrolled in out-of-district programs were not always accurately calculated or properly supported. District officials overpaid two charter schools for 36 special education students by approximately $71,000 and may have overpaid for three students in foster care and three students in McKinney-Vento status by approximately $44,000. District officials were unable to properly monitor out-of-district tuition billings or ensure the billed amounts were accurate and proper because they did not obtain or retain adequate support documentation.