To comply with state law and to ensure that it effectively manages
its inspections of institutions, the bureau should seek official clarification from its legal counsel and the federal government regarding whether it must conduct compliance inspections for educational institutions approved through
accreditation by July 1, 2014.
In the prior response, the Bureau indicated that SB 1247 may have an impact on this process, however, no action was taken that would impact the response. A copy of the letter to the United States Department of Education was included in the 60-day response. The Bureau believes the legal opinion is included in the letter that was written by the Bureau's legal counsel. As neither the Bureau nor the Department of Consumer Affairs received a response prior to the period of time being questioned (July 1, 2014) and it is beyond the July 1, 2014 date that this recommendation was focused on, further action is moot.
Senate Bill 1247, if signed into law, would make changes in exemption criteria for certain institutions. If necessary, the bureau will seek clarification from the Department of Education once the bill becomes law. (See Attachment #12,p3)
This letter was mailed April 28, 2014. This was the responsibility of the Bureau Chief.
The bureau did not provide evidence of the U.S. Department of Education's response. Further, the bureau did not provide evidence that it sought clarification from its legal counsel.
*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.