Report 2010-104 Recommendations

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 in 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)

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Recommendations to Education, Department of
Number Recommendation Status
1

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 modify its ConApp database instructions to require local educational agencies and direct-funded charter schools to retain their documentation supporting the three data fields for a specified period of time.

Fully Implemented
2

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.

Fully Implemented
3

To ensure the accuracy of the CNIPS database, Education should direct the school food authorities to establish internal control procedures to ensure the accuracy of the application information they enter into the CNIPS database.

Fully Implemented
4

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.

Fully Implemented
5

To ensure that it maximizes the benefits from the State's investment in the CNIPS database, Education should require the school food authorities to submit a monthly Claim for Reimbursement for each site under their jurisdiction in addition to their consolidated claims.

Fully Implemented
6

To ensure that it maximizes the benefits from the State's investment in the CNIPS database, Education should establish a timeline for the school food authorities to comply with the requirement.

Fully Implemented


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