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Chapter 3 Audits of California K-12 Local Education Agencies Article 3 State Compliance Requirements Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program   

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Review the site calendars and perform the following procedures:

(a) Verify that the number of Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program staff development days claimed did not exceed three for each certificated classroom teacher and one for each classified classroom instructional aide or certificated teaching assistant.

(b) Verify that each Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program staff development day was intended to provide training in one or more of the following: instructional methods, including teaching strategies, classroom management and other training designed to improve pupil performance, conflict resolution, and academic content in the core curriculum areas that are provided by the local education agency. Staff development days held on or after January 1, 2004, additionally may be intended to provide training in intolerance and hatred prevention.

(c) Verify that contemporaneous records support the number of Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program staff development days funded.

(d) Verify that no Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program staff development days were counted as instructional days for apportionment purposes.

(e) Verify that Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program staff development was not conducted after school on any minimum day of which parents or guardians were notified pursuant to Education Code Section 48980(c), except as provided for staff in multitrack year-round schools.

(f) Verify that each staff development day was at least as long as the full-time instructional workday for certificated or classified instructional employees.

(g) Verify that each participant was present for a full-time instructional work day or the aggregate equivalent.

(h) If any ineligible Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program staff development days are identified through the foregoing procedures, prepare a schedule of the number of days audited and the number of ineligible days identified. Calculate the disallowance and estimate the dollar value, and include the schedule in the Findings and Recommendations section of the audit report.

Authority cited:

Education Code 14502.1

Reference:

Education Code 14502.1

Education Code 14503

Education Code 41020

(Amended by Register 2004, No. 26)