A Review of the State Department of Education and Issues of Efficiency and Accountability in K-12 Education
The General Assembly asked the Legislative Audit Council to conduct an audit of the State Department of Education (SDE). We reviewed SDE’s operational expenditures to identify cost savings and examined other issues relating to efficiency and accountability of the state’s expenditures for K-12 education. We identified areas where SDE could obtain savings in its operations. SDE also needs to improve its methods for measuring the results of expenditures. We found additional opportunities for increased efficiency and accountability in other areas of the state’s spending for education.