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D.C. auditor finds improvements in financial oversight of charter schools – Washington Post

dcogcadmin | March 19, 2015

Financial oversight of public charter schools has significantly improved in recent years, but agencies monitoring the schools need to continue improving how they track contracts and enrollment verification, according to a D.C. auditor report released Tuesday.

The report recommended major changes to how the city pays charters, suggesting that payments reflect actual enrollment throughout the year rather than projected enrollment or one-time audits. It also called for the D.C. Council to consider legislation that would require private management companies to provide more information about their finances.

“Having transparency in how we use all public school dollars is critically important,” Jennifer Niles, deputy mayor for education, said in a news conference after the findings were released. “While there has been great progress and, overall, significant transparency [Read More]