Audits reveal districts' financial dealings in New York state

Feb. 27, 2009
Districts have gone without routine state audits for decades

Under a mandate to audit all 840 of New York’s school districts, charter schools and regional education agencies by March 2010, Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has dispatched number-crunchers who have churned out more than 550 reports so far. The audits provide a revealing look at the day-to-day operations and finances of the state’s public education system. The audits are the first such routine checks of school district finances in decades, and they were prompted by a scandal in which half a dozen people, including the former superintendent, were convicted of stealing as much as $11.2 million from the Roslyn district on Long Island.

To read The New York Times article, click here.

To read some of the audits, click here.

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