Report 2014-135R Recommendation 12 Responses

Report 2014-135R: Magnolia Science Academies: Although the Financial Condition of These Charter Schools Has Improved, Their Financial Controls Still Need to Be Strengthened (Release Date: May 2015)

Recommendation #12 To: Magnolia Educational and Research Foundation

To ensure their compliance with state and federal laws, the Foundation should continue to develop procedures for the academies to follow when they report truancy data to Education. The Foundation's procedures should include a process for the academies to document their calculations.

1-Year Agency Response

Based on the California State Auditor's recommendation No 12, relating to truancy reporting and documentation of calculations, Magnolia Public Schools (MPS) has developed procedures to provide the methods for collecting, documenting, reviewing, and approving truancy information in accordance with California Education Code section 48260. As part of the documentation process, MPS has implemented a policy and procedure that provides clarification regarding responsibilities, reporting process and documentation, and truancy calculation.

  • Completion Date: April 2016
  • Response Date: May 2016

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


6-Month Agency Response

The organization has implemented a new process that allows accurate reporting of truancy data, and is in the process of documenting the policies and procedures to include the process.

The organization is working in conjunction with the back office service provider in order to ensure compliance with state and federal laws.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 01/30/2016
  • Response Date: November 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending


60-Day Agency Response

The organization is in the process of enhancing the policies and procedures to include a process for the academies to document the calculation and reporting process.

The organization is working in conjunction with the back office service provider in order to ensure compliance with state and federal laws.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 07/30/2015
  • Response Date: July 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2014-135R

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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