ERIC Number: ED362986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
State Education Department Oversight of School District Construction Projects, Report 93-S-30.
New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.
This document reports findings of an audit that examined the New York State Education Department's administration and oversight of school-district construction practices and state building aid. The Department's Bureau of Facilities Planning must approve all school-construction project plans and specifications to ensure that facilities are designed to provide for the health and safety of occupants, and to ensure educational and planning efficiency. The Bureau is also responsible for ensuring that all completed construction projects comply with state building codes. Findings indicate the Bureau's management has not established adequate procedures to ensure that school-building construction projects are inspected for compliance with the state building code. In addition, construction supervision is not always sufficient or adequate, and school districts often occupy newly constructed buildings before receiving a certificate of occupancy. Finally, the Bureau management does not have a system in place to ensure that only eligible construction expenses are approved for state building aid. Twelve recommendations are made. Appendices contain a list of major contributors to the report and the response of department officials. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.
Identifiers: New York