Brewster Central School District - Professional Services (2019M-235)

Issued Date
March 13, 2020

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Audit Objective

To determine whether the District procured professional services in accordance with Board policies and applicable statutory requirements.

Key Finding

  • District officials did not seek competition for professional services from three of the 10 professional service providers reviewed. These providers were paid $696,291 during the audit period.

Key Recommendations

The Board should:

  • Ensure that officials comply with the purchasing policy when procuring professional services.

District officials should:

  • Conduct a periodic review of professional service providers to determine the need for new requests for proposals (RFPs).

District officials generally agreed with our recommendations and indicated they planned to initiate corrective action.