Schedule of Federal Audit Findings andQuestioned Costs
Blaine School District No. 503Whatcom CountySeptember 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011
unexcused absence rates it reports to the state. Incorrect reporting couldaffect a determination on whether a school is meeting adequate yearlyprogress requirements.
CFDA Number and Title:
84.010 Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies84.389 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies (Recovery Act)
Federal Grantor Name:
U.S. Department of Education
Federal Award/Contract Number:
Pass-through Entity Name:
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
200601 and 240529
Questioned Cost Amount:
The objective of the Title I program is to improve the teaching and learning of childrenwho are at risk of not meeting state academic standards and who reside in areas withhigh concentrations of children from low-income families. During fiscal year 2011, theDistrict spent $371,761 in Title I grant funding, of which $88,894 was paid from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and school districts annuallyreview schools served under Title I to determine whether they have made adequateyearly progress. Districts must identify for improvement any school that fails to makeadequate yearly progress, as defined by OSPI, for two consecutive years. To makeadequate yearly progress, a district must meet state benchmarks including anunexcused absence rate of 1 percent or less at elementary and middle schools (gradesfirst through eighth). Schools are responsible for ensuring accurate unexcused absencedata is submitted to OSPI.
Description of Condition
The District uses a web-based system to compile the absentee data it reports to OSPI.
wo of the four schools within the District have set thedefault status to
he schools must manually change the status for unexcused
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