To ensure that all school districts are aware of the program and that as many teachers participate in the program as possible, Education should conduct annual outreach activities to all school districts. A component of such an outreach program should include directly informing each school district of the amount of funding for which it is eligible each year.
Education reports that it continues to disseminate program information to school districts through its annual notifications and its program's Web site. In addition, Education anticipates that its new on-line system, expected in fiscal year 2008-09, will provide school districts with additional program information, such as their specific funding cap amounts for the year. (See 2008-406, p. 140)
Subsequent to the original publication of this response, the state auditor considered this recommendation to be fully implemented.
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.