Business and Finance
The Board of Education and Administration of Hicksville Public Schools are keenly aware of the need for prudent financial management and strong fiscal controls. We are pleased that the district employs several very experienced individuals in the Business Office to oversee operations including purchasing, accounting, payroll, accounts payable, facilities, transportation and the food service program.
In order to provide additional levels of control and accountability, the District contracts for services including Claims Auditing, Internal Auditing, and Independent External Auditing. Auditing reports are prepared regularly by auditors and reviewed with the Board of Education Audit and Finance Committees. We are pleased that these reports have continually verified that the district maintains a solid program of fiscal management.
Each year, the independent auditor has found the district to be in good financial condition, with strong internal control review and approval processes.
During the 2008-09 school year the District received a comprehensive audit by the Office of the New York State Comptroller. The audit was part of the Comptroller’s Five Point Plan issued in 2004 on a statewide basis. The plan mandated that all New York State public schools receive a Comptroller’s audit within five years. The auditors perform a complete review of all aspects of school financial operations.
We are pleased to report that the Comptroller’s Report confirms the integrity and solid management of the district’s financial operations.