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Audit Committee

Board meetings are typically on Tuesdays, twice per month, in the Board Room at the District Offices (1239 Van Antwerp Road) beginning at 6 p.m. Some meetings are held at schools across the district.

Board Audit Committee


Audit Committee Meetings

The Audit Committee meets a minimum of four times per year, with additional meetings scheduled as necessary. Meetings are open to the public, and held in the District Office Board Room.

(Meeting dates and notice of any additional meetings will be posted here as they are scheduled)

2016-17 Meetings
Friday, September 23 Minutes

The mission of the Niskayuna Central School District Audit Committee is to provide independent advice, assistance, and and recommendations to the board in the oversight of the internal and external audit functions of the district.

To learn more about the specific duties of the committee, please view the Audit Committee Policy and the Audit Committee Charter.


Audit Committee Members

Three Board of Education members serve on the Audit Committee. In addition, the Audit Committee Charter was updated in June 2014 to include two community members who are not Board members. Audit Committee members, collectively, are required to possess the knowledge in accounting, auditing, financial reporting and school district finances needed to understand and evaluate the school district's financial statements, internal controls, the external audit and the internal audit activities.

2015-16 Audit Committee Members

Board Members: Patricia Lanotte (Committee Chair), David Apkarian

Community Members: Michael Foley and Frederick Shellard


Audit Committee Documents

Audit Committee Minutes

Audit committee minutes and reports are generally accepted by the Board of Education and included as part of the official Board minutes. Audit Committee meeting documents will be posted here subsequent to their acceptance by the Board of Education.

September 25, 2015: Minutes

August 1, 2014: Minutes | Business Official Report | Internal Claims Auditor Report | Lunch Program Report | Pupils with Disabilities Summer Placements

October 10, 2014: Minutes | Audited Financial Statements

December 12, 2014: Minutes

March 24, 2015: Minutes Minutes

May 29, 2015:

2015 Audit Engagement Letter

The district has engaged Marvin and Company to conduct the independent audit for the the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. The engagement letter provides more information about this audit. 2015 Audit Engagement Letter [PDF]


Niskayuna CSD Audited Financial Statements

Each year, in accordance with New York State regulations, an independent auditor conducts a review of the districts' financial statements. After the audit is completed, it is reviewed by the Audit Committee and accepted by the Board. This typically takes place in the fall. Once this process has concluded, the district provides the community with its financial statements and the narrative overview and analysis of the financial activities of the district for the prior year as represented by the report.

Links to Financial Statements of Recent Years