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Chapter 3. Audits Of California K-12 Local Education Agencies. Article 3. State Compliance Procedures: Local Education Agencies Other Than Charter Schools. Mathematics and Reading Professional Development.   

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If the school district or county office of education received Mathematics and Reading Professional Development funds, perform the following procedures:

(a)(1) If it is determined, pursuant to provisions of Section 19828.2(b)(5), that standards-aligned textbooks in mathematics or English language arts were not provided for each pupil, determine whether Mathematics and Reading Professional Development funding was claimed for any of the teachers of those pupils.

(2) For each teacher identified in the foregoing procedure, if any, determine the number of that teacher's pupils who were not provided standards-aligned mathematics or English language arts textbooks and calculate the applicable penalty by multiplying that number of pupils by $100. Include a statement in the Findings and Recommendations section of the audit report specifying the number of pupils and the penalty amount.

(b)(1) Verify that the number of teachers claimed on the request for reimbursement submitted to the California Department of Education did not exceed the number of teachers actually participating in the Mathematics and Reading Professional Development program.

(2) If it is determined, through the foregoing audit procedure that fewer teachers participated in the Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program training than were claimed for reimbursement, include a statement in the Findings and Recommendations section of the audit report specifying the number of teachers inappropriately reported for funding and the amount of funding received for those teachers.

(c)(1) Verify that the training provider who conducted the first 40 hours of training was on the State Board of Education-approved list.

(2) If in-house training was provided during the year audited for any portion of the remaining 80 hours of follow-up instruction, verify that the local education agency's in-house professional development met the requirements specified in subdivision (a)(4) of Education Code Section 99237 by being focused primarily on the following:

(A) The mathematics or English language arts content standards adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to Section 60605.

(B) The curriculum frameworks adopted by the State Board of Education for mathematics and English language arts.

(C) The use of instructional materials that will be used by pupils and are aligned to the mathematics or English language arts content standards adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to Section 60605.

(D) Instructional strategies designed to help all pupils gain mastery of the California academic content standards, with special emphasis on English language learners and pupils with exceptional needs.

(3) If it is determined through the foregoing audit procedures that the school district or county office of education used an unapproved contractor or that any in-house training was ineligible, or both, include a finding in the Findings and Recommendations section of the audit report stating the amount inappropriately spent.

Authority cited:

Education Code 14502.1

Reference:

Education Code 14502.1

Education Code 14503

Education Code 41020

Education Code 99237

(Amended by Register 2007, No. 37.)