Edmeston Central School District – School Lunch Operations (2015M-174)

Issued Date
October 30, 2015

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to determine whether District officials are ensuring that meals offered to students were nutritious and prepared economically for the period July 1, 2013 through February 23, 2015.


The Edmeston Central School District is located in the Towns of Burlington, Edmeston, Exeter, New Lisbon, Pittsfield, Otsego and Plainfield in Otsego County and the Town of Brookfield in Madison County. The District, which operates one cafeteria that serves approximately 420 students, is governed by an elected five-member Board of Education. Budgeted appropriations for the school lunch fund for the 2014-15 fiscal year totaled approximately $262,000.

Key Finding

  • The District serves nutritious meals to its students but meals cost more to prepare than the revenue generated by the meal sales.

Key Recommendation

  • District officials should closely monitor cafeteria operations, continue to control costs and make changes to their operations that could increase student participation and generate more revenue.