State Auditor Elaine Howle faults California Department of Education for not scrutinizing spending and not doing more audits.
Districts have carried over unspent money intended for high-needs students to use however they want. The governor says the practice must end.
The bill, favored by student rights groups, would end a “loophole” allowing districts to freely use unspent money intended for “high-needs” students.
The LAO would spend more money on pension relief and funding formula and less on teacher shortage, community schools.
A new website would let the public see how much any district is — or is not — spending on “high-needs” students.
State board makes it easier to follow the money; two bills would impose even stricter reporting requirements.
After examining three districts' spending, State Auditor Elaine Howle calls for tighter controls over Local Control Funding Formula.