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State Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School District Audits

January 23, 2019

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the following school audits have been issued.

Dansville Central School District – Information Technology and Non-Instructional Employee Leave Benefits (Livingston County)

Officials have not adopted adequate security policies and procedures to safeguard IT assets. Further, the board has not adopted policies addressing password management, wireless security, remote access, online banking, user account management and access rights or backup and disaster recovery.

Letchworth Central School District – Reserves (Allegany County)

The district’s reserve fund policy does not adequately address funding levels resulting in overfunded reserves that are not used. Auditors found the district’s retirement contribution, debt, repair, property loss and liability, and insurance reserves with balances totaling $3.5 million are overfunded and may be unnecessary.

Livingston Manor Central School District – Cost-Effective Expenditure Control (Delaware County)

Auditors commended district officials for researching and implementing shared services with other districts to achieve cost savings and maintain programs for students. For example, the board began sharing the superintendent and business administrator positions with the Roscoe Central School District, saving approximately $326,000 in total salaries and benefits over the past three years.

Utica City School District – Payroll (Oneida County)

Auditors reviewed payroll payments totaling $4.7 million to 151 employees and found almost $418,000 in payments were not accurate, supported or paid in accordance with contracts or board resolutions. In addition, manual adjustments for fingerprint time clock system entries were not adequately supported or approved by supervisors.