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Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit

Estimating the Cost of K-12 Education

Introduction K.S.A. 72-5173 requires this audit, which the Legislative Post Audit Committee authorized at its December 12, 2022 meeting. Objectives, Scope, & Methodology Our audit objective was to answer the following questions: What is the estimated cost to K-12 school districts to educate all students to meet performance outcome standards… Read More

Evaluating At-Risk Expenditures and Statutory Compliance

Introduction K.S.A. 72-5173(h) requires this audit, which the Legislative Post Audit Committee authorized at its December 12, 2022 meeting. Objectives, Scope, & Methodology Our audit objective was to answer the following questions: How did school districts spend at-risk funding, and did districts and the Kansas Department of Education act in… Read More

Evaluating the Need for Developmental Education Courses

Introduction Representative Kristey Williams requested this limited-scope audit, which was authorized by the Legislative Post Audit Committee at its June 29, 2021 meeting. Objectives, Scope, & Methodology Our audit objective was to answer the following question: What do stakeholders say about why developmental courses in college are necessary? We interviewed… Read More

School Districts’ Self-Reported IT Security Practices and Resources

Introduction Legislative Post Audit staff suggested this limited-scope audit, which was authorized by the Legislative Post Audit Committee at its May 5, 2021 meeting. Objectives, Scope, & Methodology Our audit objective was to answer the following question: What do school districts report regarding IT security standards and resources? The scope… Read More

Evaluating School Districts’ Unencumbered Cash Balances

Introduction 2019 House Substitute for Senate Bill 16 requires this audit, which the Legislative Post Audit Committee authorized at its October 2, 2019 meeting. Objectives, Scope, & Methodology Our audit objective was to answer the following questions: How has the amount of school districts’ unencumbered cash balances changed over the… Read More

K-12 Education: Evaluating Bilingual Funding and Expenditures

Introduction 2019 House Substitute for Senate Bill 16 requires this audit, which the Legislative Post Audit Committee authorized at its October 2, 2019 meeting. Objectives, Scope, & Methodology Our audit objective was to answer the following questions: How does the funding school districts receive through the bilingual student weighting compare… Read More