Dept. of Ed: South Bay Union Needs To Better Serve At- Risk Students

South Bay Union School District has been audited by the state to see how federal funding has been spent, and the reports shows many improvements need to be made.

A big concern reported by the California Department of Education is that the district is not providing enough oversight of programs and funds allocated to at-risk students.

Among the seven findings listed on the report, is a request that the district needs to have evaluations of the programs and student achievement of English learners. Another finding suggests that the district must work to properly monitor the time employees devote to working on federally funded programs. Most importantly, ensure that funding allocated to help at-risk students is actually being provided to programs at schools.

The director of student support and accountability, Pamela Reicher-Montiel, said that the district is working to make sure that they are following the guidelines and complying with recommendations made by the CDE. The district must make changes to solve some of the problems listed in the report by Nov. 20 and have all issues corrected by winter break.

The district budget from the general fund for the 2016-2017 school year is approximately $72.6 million.

Find out more at the San Diego Union Tribune.