The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) and the Education Audit Appeals Panel (EAAP) are conducting free workshops to provide information to Certified Public Accountant (CPA) audit firms and Local Educational Agencies regarding the new performance audit process which began on July 1, 2018 for School Facility Program (SFP) projects funded on or after April 1, 2017, as required by Education Code Section 41024.
Audit training will be provided related to audit procedures to perform and audit reports to prepare with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), also known as Yellow Book, performance audit standards and the audit instructions contained in the “2018-19 Guide for Annual Audits of K-12 Local Education Agencies and State Compliance Reporting – Appendix B” contained on the California Education Audit Appeals Panel website (www.eaap.ca.gov). CPAs who attend the training will receive 4 hours of continuing professional education (CPE).
- Introduction/Outline of the new performance audit process
- Using OPSC’s website as a tool in completing performance audits
- Examples of necessary performance audit procedures for a standard SFP close-out audit
- Training and discussion related to additional performance audit procedures needed for non-standard audits/programs, including Savings, Reduction to Costs Incurred, Financial Hardship, Career Technical Education, Charter School Facilities, and the Unfunded List.
The workshop will include a presentation session and a question & answer session.
If you would like to register for these free workshops, please use the links below or visit OPSC’s website. Seating is limited.
· Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Santa Clara County
o Santa Clara County Office of Education – San Jose Conference Room
1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131
o 150 seats available - Register Now
· Thursday, October 25, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Fresno County
o Fresno County Office of Education
1111 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93721
o 80 seats available - Register Now
· Monday, January 7, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Los Angeles County
o Los Angeles County Office of Education
12830 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
o 120 seats available - Register Now
· Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Yolo County
o Department of General Service Headquarters – Auditorium (Webcast)
707 Third Street, West Sacramento, CA 95605
o State Controller’s Office (SCO) will also be presenting
o 150 seats available - Register Now
· Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - San Diego County
o San Diego County Office of Education – East County Regional Education Center – SELPA Conference Room, 924 East Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92021
o 60 seats available - Register Now
The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC), the Division of the State Architect (DSA), and the California Department of Education (CDE) conducted free workshops to provide information on school planning, design, and the availability of state funding to help Local Educational Agencies address their facility needs. These funds are from the recently passed Proposition 51. There was also an opportunity for small school districts to directly address concerns and receive assistance.
- Master planning and educational specifications
- The process and requirements for each agency
- Grant Agreements
- Application processes moving forward
- Career Technical Educational Facilities Filing Rounds
This workshop included a presentation by the agencies, a question & answer session, and breakout opportunities for school districts with more unique circumstances.
Below are copies of the presentation and handouts from previous workshops this year.
Career Technical Education Facilities Program Workshop
OPSC, CDE and DSA held a joint agency workshop on the Career Technical Education Facilities Program (CTEFP) on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
- Career Technical Educational Facilities Filing Round Info
- CDE Grant Application Process
- OPSC Funding Application Process
- DSA Plan Approval Process
The workshops included a presentation by the agencies, a question & answer session, and breakout opportunities for applicants (School Districts, County Offices of Education and Joint Power Authorities) with more unique circumstances.