Report 2014-135R Recommendation 7 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 #7 To: Magnolia Educational and Research Foundation

To strengthen its contracting process, the Foundation should define who has authority to sign vendor agreements.

Agency Response*

Based on the California State Auditor's recommendation No 7, relating to strengthening the contracting process and defining who has vendor authority to sign vendor agreements, Magnolia Public Schools (MPS) has developed procedures to provide clarification regarding who has authority to sign vendor agreements. For your reference, we are including our Board approved policies and procedures regarding the MPS' staff who has authority to sign vendor agreements.

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Completion Date: April 2016
  • Response Date: May 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

The organization has made various changes to the policies and procedures in order to provide additional clarity to the approval process and limits. The organization is in a continuous process of reviewing the current policies and procedures manual and will be making additional changes to strengthen the vendor agreement approval process.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Estimated Completion Date: 1/30/2016
  • Response Date: November 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


Agency Response*

The organization is in the process of reviewing the current policies and procedures manual and will be reviewing the current signing limits and approval process.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: 09/30/2015
  • Response Date: July 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response 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 or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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