The Florida Auditor General has released a draft of their proposed 2014 rules (Chapter 10.850 – Audits of Charter Schools and Similar Entities, Florida Virtual School and Virtual Instruction Program Providers) which will be effective for the 6-30-2014 fiscal year audits.
Two significant changes are as follows:
1. The auditors must now include procedures to determine whether or not the charter school met one or more of the conditions described in Section 218.503(1), Florida Statutes. These conditions are as follows:
2. The auditors must now include procedures to determine whether or not the charter school maintains on its website the information specified in Section 1002.33(9)(p), Florida Statutes as follows.
1002.33(9)(p) Each charter school shall maintain a website that enables the public to obtain information regarding the school; the school’s academic performance; the names of the governing board members; the programs at the school; any management companies, service providers, or education management corporations associated with the school; the school’s annual budget and its annual independent fiscal audit; the school’s grade pursuant to s. 1008.34; and, on a quarterly basis, the minutes of governing board meetings.
The rules are open for comment until June 16, 2014. The draft rules can be found here: http://www.myflorida.com/audgen/pages/whatsnew.html