To ensure that required compliance audits are occurring, Education should take steps to ensure that the program's compliance requirements are included in audit guides related to the annual audits of school districts.
Education reported that the program's compliance requirements are continuing to be updated in the audit guides related to the annual audits of school districts. Our independent review of the audit guide published by the Education Audit Appeals Panel for fiscal year 2007-08 shows that the program is now included in the guide. Auditors of local school districts can now refer to Section 19838 of the guide for audit procedures aimed at assessing compliance with the program. (See 2008-406, p. 140)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.