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State Monitors: Wyandanch Union Free School District (WUFSD)


Chapter 18 of the laws of 2020, enacted on February 3, 2020, authorizes the Commissioner of Education to appoint a State Monitor to oversee the fiscal operations of the Wyandanch Union Free School District (WUFSD).

This act established the powers and duties of the State Monitor,. Mr. Albert Chase, who  was appointed on April 23, 2020. Mr. Chase’s responsibilities include:

  • Working with the WUFSD’s Board of Education to develop a five-year financial plan;
  • Providing semi-annual reports to the Commissioner, the Board of Regents, the Governor and Legislature on the fiscal and operational status of the district, which includes all the contracts that the district enters throughout the year;
  • Reviewing annually the proposed district budget to ensure that it is balanced and, to the greatest extent possible, consistent with the district’s approved academic improvement and financial plans;
  • Assisting in resolving disputes and conflicts, including those between the superintendent and the Board of Education;
  • Recommending cost-saving measures, including shared service agreements;
  • Serving as an ex-officio member of the Board of Education who is entitled to attend all meetings of the Board of Education, including executive sessions, and to access any necessary documents and records of the district;
  • Notifying the Board and Commissioner in writing regarding violations of the financial plan; and
  • Overseeing deficit financing included in legislation.

Legislation (also see "Monitor Laws")

Appointment Letter/Press Release (see Wyandanch UFSD Archive)

Reports for School Year 2021-2022

  1. Annual Reports
  1. Semi-Annual Reports

Reports for School Year 2020-2021

  1. Annual Reports
  1. District Quarterly Reports
  1. Monitors Semi-Annual Report

Public Hearings (see Wyandanch UFSD Archive)

Five Year Fiscal Improvement Plan

Monitor’s Findings Pertaining to District Proposed Budget

Links to Regents Presentations (2021)

Wyandanch UFSD Archive