YONKERS, NY, February 7, 2011 — The Journal News penned by Ernie Garcia today reveals his uncovering and being made aware of a December 2010 audit of the Yonkers Public School District whose findings have supposedly now prompted school officials to reorganize the finance department.
Specif findings aluded to in The Journal News article do not fully specify the “five significant deficiencies in internal controls over financial reporting or the deficiency related to the certification of payrolls involving federal funds.
The audit also found that Yonkers lacks the staff "with proper experience and competence" to oversee financial transactions.
YPS Spokeswoman Maura Lamoreaux asserts the district will complete the tightening process over its purchaing and payroll procedures by July 1, 2012.
These findings go directly the the audit requested be completed by Yonkers Inspector General Dan Schorr who has chosen to let the issue die at his doorstep. The Inspector general must produce the document herein referred to and complete the audit he was charged to complete by the Yonkers City Council for the public good.