When an audit is completed and a report is issued, auditees must provide the State Auditor with information regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year. Additionally, Senate Bill 1452 (Chapter 452, Statutes of 2006), requires auditees who have not implemented recommendations after one year, to report to us and to the Legislature why they have not implemented them or to state when they intend to implement them. Below, is a listing of each recommendation the State Auditor made in the report referenced and a link to the most recent response from the auditee addressing their progress in implementing the recommendation and the State Auditor's assessment of auditee's response based on our review of the supporting documentation.
|Recommendations to Education, Department of|
To determine the fiscal impact on school districts that do not receive the Home-to-School program funds, Education should identify all school districts that provide transportation services to their students but are not eligible to receive state funds for the Home-to-School program from Education for regular education transportation, special education transportation, or both.
To determine the fiscal impact on school districts that do not receive the Home-to-School program funds, Education should determine the actual costs these school districts incur and the funding sources they use to pay them.
To ensure that all school districts can participate and receive state funds for the Home-to-School program to help defray some of the cost of providing transportation services to students, Education should seek legislation to revise the current laws to ensure that all school districts that provide transportation services to regular education, special education, or both are eligible for funding.
To ensure that school districts are funded equitably for the Home-to-School program, Education should seek legislation to revise the law to ensure that funding is flexible enough to account for changes that affect school districts? transportation programs, such as large increases in enrollment.