The objective of our audit was to determine whether the Department of Education (Department) is providing adequate oversight of grantee performance and funds awarded under the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program and is ensuring that State educational agencies (SEA) are meeting reporting requirements as established by the Every Student Succeeds Act. We found that the Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS) has provided inadequate oversight of grantee performance and funds awarded under the SSAE program. While OSSS has provided some general oversight of the SSAE program, formal monitoring activities have been limited. We also found that OSSS’ risk assessment process could benefit from consideration of additional risk factors in calculating risk scores.
Monday, August 30, 2021
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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
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