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Frontier Schools to reevaluate purchasing policy after audit

Frontier Central School District does not have an adequate written policy to guide district officials when procuring professional services, an audit by the New York State Comptroller's Office found.

The audit found the district's lack of a proper policy resulted in it not having the right documentation for the hiring of nine vendors who were paid a total of $466,960 for their services. Without the documentation, the district could not show how or why the vendors were chosen.

The district said it would reevaluate its practices by Nov. 30, but emphasized that the nature of the payments themselves were not under suspicion.

"The audit acknowledges that the services provided by selected professionals were legitimate and appropriate District purposes, and all payments were properly authorized," wrote Richard J. Hughes, Frontier's superintendent of schools.

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