Report 2010-104 Recommendations and Responses in 2014-041

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

Department Number of Years Reported As Not Fully Implemented Total Recommendations to Department Not Implemented After One Year Not Implemented as of 2013-041 Response Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
California Department of Education 4 6 3 1 0

Recommendation To: Education, Department of

To ensure the reliability of the ConApp database fields related to the number of students enrolled at the school level, the number of those enrolled students who are eligible to receive free meals, and the number of those students who are eligible to receive reduced-price meals, Education should establish an internal control process such as a systematic review of a sample of the local educational agencies' and direct-funded charter schools' supporting documentation.

Response

Education considers this recommendation fully implemented. To ensure the reliability of the ConApp database fields, in fiscal year 2013-14, Education established an internal control process in which a systemic review has been incorporated in the Audit Guide requiring local educational agencies' and direct-funded charter schools' auditors to verify student count data. The 2013-14 and 2014-15 Audit Guide can be located on the Education Audit Appeals Panel website at: www.eaap.ca.gov.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: July 2013
  • Response Date: October 2014

Current Status of Recommendations

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