Report 2010-104 Recommendation 4 Responses

Report 2010-104: California's Charter Schools: Some Are Providing Meals to Students, but a Lack of Reliable Data Prevents the California Department of Education From Determining the Number of Students Eligible for or Participating in Certain Federal Meal Programs (Release Date: October 2010)

Recommendation #4 To: Education, Department of

To ensure the accuracy of the CNIPS database, Education should direct nutrition services to modify the tool used to review a sample of the school food authorities schools to include a procedure for verifying the accuracy of the CDS code and site type reflected on the schools applications.

1-Year Agency Response

Educations Nutrition Services Division, Data Management Unit, has a procedure in place to run a query every month that identifies charter schools and public schools that are not displaying CDS codes in the CNIPS database. In addition, the query ensures the name and address data in the CNIPS database matches the information on the Charter School Web site and in the online Public School Directory. Educations staff are to resolve any discrepancies. (2012-406, p. 53)

  • Response Date: December 2011

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2010-104

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.