Report 2010-104 Recommendations and Responses in 2013-041

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 2012-041 Response Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
Department of Education 3 6 3 1 1

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.


Commencing in 2012-13, Education no longer collects the count of students eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals in the ConApp. Education has transitioned to relying on the California Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) as the source for these counts. CALPADS student count data can be verified by requiring the local educational agencies to provide supporting documentation. To establish a systematic review process, Education is working to incorporate audit procedures to verify student count data in the audit guide.

Current Status of Recommendations

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