Determine whether student enrollment and billings to school districts of residence are accurate and supported.
The School did not:
- Correctly calculate State aid attributable to students receiving special education services. As a result, the School billed the Buffalo City School District (BCSD) $78,000 more than it would have had it followed New York State Education Department (SED) guidelines.
- Use the correct number of school days to calculate tuition for 85 students who attended the School less than a full year. As a result, the School underbilled the BCSD approximately $7,400.
- Periodically review tuition bills to ensure the billings have been calculated correctly.
- Address and resolve the incorrect billings.
School officials agreed with our recommendations and indicated they planned to initiate corrective action.