|Budget Issue:||Aligning state operations with new finance system|
|Program:||Finance and Flexibility|
|Finding or Recommendation:||Recommend refocusing the California Department of Education's (CDE) mission to better match a more flexible K-12 finance system. Rather than focus on compliance monitoring, we recommend the CDE devote its resources to data collection, accountability, and dissemination of best practices.|
For more detail, please see our report, The 2011-12 Budget: Year-Two Survey--Update on School District Finance in California.