Closure of Office of Inspector General Audit of East Ramapo School District

Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2011-12-13.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

                                           OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                                                                                                                      Audit Services
                                                                                                              New York Audit Region

                                                    December 13, 2011

Dr. Joel Klein
Superintendent of Schools
East Ramapo Central School District
105 South Madison Avenue
Spring Valley, New York 10977

Dear Dr. Klein:

Subject:	        Closure of Office of Inspector General Audit of East Ramapo School District
                 Control Number ED-OIG/A02L0005

This letter advises you of the closure of our subject audit. We will not be issuing an audit report.
The objectives of the audit were to determine whether expenditures for mentor/tutors under
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, were
allowable and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidance; and whether
non-salary expenditures for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B funds
were allowable in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidance.

Although we have conducted initial planning and fieldwork regarding the objectives, the work
we performed was not extensive enough to answer the objectives described above and would not
necessarily disclose all material weaknesses in the areas of our stated objectives.

The closure of this audit does not preclude further reviews of this or similar areas by the Office
of Inspector General in the future, nor is our review to be construed as a substitute for any other
reviews required by law, license, or accreditation. This audit closure also does not preclude the
Department of Education from taking action concerning any aspect of the East Ramapo Title I or
IDEA programs. In addition, closure of this audit should not be interpreted as agreement with or
endorsement of areas reviewed.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. § 552), reports and other products
issued by the Office of Inspector General are available to members of the press and general
public to the extent that information contained therein is not subject to exemptions in the Act.
This letter will be made available on the Office of Inspector General internet Web site.

We wish to express appreciation for the cooperation and assistance extended by your staff during
the audit. If you have any questions about the audit, please contact me at (646) 428-3888. No
response to this letter is required.

        The Department of Education’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by
                                    fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.


                                                   Daniel Schultz
                                                   Regional Inspector General
                                                   for Audit

electronic cc:
        James Rose, Interim Assistant Superintendent for Finance, East Ramapo Central School District
        James Conway, Director of Audit Services, New York State Education Department
        Delores Warner, Audit Liaison Officer, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education