Audits

In order to ensure compliance with the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (PSFA of 1994), schools receiving funds under this Act are subject to an audit by CDE’s School Auditing Office.

This page includes resources for the following audits: October Count Audit, At-Risk Audit, and English Learner Count Audit.

For questions or support, please email submissions_CSI@csi.state.co.us.

General Resources

Visit the Data Submissions Library for:

  • Data Submissions Handbook
  • Data Submissions Calendar
  • Troubleshooting Errors

Resources for developing your school’s annual calendar and bell schedules in compliance with state requirements are available on the CSI School Calendar & Instructional Hours webpage.

October Count Audit

The October Count Audit seeks to validate the funding eligibility of students claimed in the October Count data collection. CSI conducts an internal audit process during the October Count data collection window. CDE then conducts an audit following the October Count data collection window.

Training 

All school submissions contacts should review relevant training prior to starting the data collection. The New This Year training includes important reminders and changes to be aware of. 

 

Resources 

The following resources can be accessed on CDE’s October Count Audit webpage 

  • CDE October Count Audit Resource Guide 
  • Sample Colorado Residency Affidavit with Instructions – for use by schools with online students 
  • CDE Online Signature Guidance – for Residency Affidavits and FEDS Forms 

At-Risk Audit 

The At-Risk Audit seeks to validate the funding and lunch eligibility (“Free”, “Reduced”, or “Paid”) of students claimed in the October Count data collection. Guidance can be accessed in CDE’s At-Risk Audit Guide. FRL related information can be found on the CSI Free and Reduced Lunch Eligibility webpage.

CSI conducts an internal audit process during the October Count data collection window. CDE then conducts an audit following the October Count data collection window.  

A member of the CSI Team will reach out to any SFAs or schools about students included in CDE’s annual At-Risk audit sample to discuss required next steps. 

English Learner Count Audit

The English Learner Count Audit seeks to validate the funding eligibility and EL status of students claimed in the October Count data collection as there is an English Language Learner funding factor that is calculated for each CSI school. Guidance can be accessed in CDE’s English Learner Count Audit Resource Guide. 

CSI conducts an internal audit process during the October Count data collection window. CDE then conducts an audit following the October Count data collection window. 

A member of the CSI Team will reach out to any schools, who have students identified in CDE’s English Learner Count Audit, to discuss required next steps. Guidance on EL identification and proficiency programs can be found on the CSI Multilingual Learners webpage.

 

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