DPI monitors approximately 20 - 25 LEAs annually and uses a three-pronged approach to determine which LEAs are monitored.
1. Large ESEA allocations
- LEAs that receive more than $2 million in combined ESEA funding are monitored once every three years.
- LEAs that receive more than $50 million in combined ESEA funding are monitored once every other year.
This accounts for approximately five of the LEAs monitored each year.
2. Intentional non-compliance with any ESEA consolidated requirement
- LEAs found in non-compliance with any ESEA consolidated requirement (e.g. accountability, equitable services for private school students, etc.) during the school year are automatically monitored in the succeeding year.
This is rare. This may account for one of the LEAs monitored.
3. Risk Assessment
- DPI selects additional LEAs based on multiple criteria, including student assessment and graduation data; inequitable distribution of teachers; combined allocations for all ESEA grants; monitoring history; history of past audit single findings; and history of late application and late report submission.
The additional factors determine the remaining 15-20 districts.