State releases ICC audit
Jan 22, 2019 7:45 am
Emilia Teasdale is reporting for The Columbia Paper the New York State Comptroller's Office Jan. 11 released its audit of the procurement practices of the Ichabod Crane School District. The audit covered the period from July 1, 2016, to November 9, 2017. The state auditors found district officials did not always obtain goods and services in accordance with board policy, and although the auditors determined the purchases were legitimate, there was no assurance those goods and services were acquired in the most low-cost way. Among the state's key findings: district officials did not provide documentation that they obtained quotes before making three purchases totaling $18,174; and district officials were unable to provide documentation supporting their selection of four professional service providers who received payments of approximately $77,000. The state recommended the district review and update its procurement policy every year; and take steps to ensure compliance and competition when acquiring goods and services, as required by district policy. “District officials disagreed with certain aspects of our findings and recommendations, but indicated they have initiated corrective action,” according to the Comptroller's Office. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.