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School Meal Programs: Estimated Costs for Three Administrative Processes at Selected Locations
GAO-02-944: Published: Sep 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 2002.
Each school day, millions of children receive meals and snacks provided through the National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Programs. Any child at a participating school may purchase a meal through these school meal programs, and children from households that apply and meet established income guidelines can receive these meals free or at a reduced price. The federal government reimburs...
District of Columbia: D.C. Public Schools' Modernization Program Faces Major Challenges
GAO-02-628T: Published: Apr 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2002.
The District of Columbia school system, with help from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), has made considerable progress in fixing roofs, replacing windows, repairing bathrooms, and completing other maintenance work that has been neglected for years. The D.C. school system is now addressing the more complex task of modernizing--either through renovation or through new construction--virtuall...
BIA and DOD Schools: Student Achievement and Other Characteristics Often Differ from Public Schools'
GAO-01-934: Published: Sep 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2001.
Unlike public schools, the schools run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) depend almost entirely on federal funds. Although the two school systems are similar in that regard, their histories and settings are very different. The performance of many BIA students on standardized tests and other academic measures is far below that of public school students. BIA s...
School Vouchers: Publicly Funded Programs in Cleveland and Milwaukee
GAO-01-914: Published: Aug 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2001.
This report reviews the Cleveland and Milwaukee school voucher programs, which provide money for low-income families to send their children to private schools. Both programs require participating private schools to be located within the city or the city's school district and to adhere to state standards for private schools, such as those covering health and safety. In both Cleveland and Milwaukee,...
At-Risk Youth: School-Community Collaborations Focus on Improving Student Outcomes
GAO-01-66: Published: Oct 10, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 2000.
This report focuses on school and community collaborations for improving student outcomes for at-risk youth. To better provide the support needed for these students to succeed in school and beyond, some schools and school districts have intensified their collaboration with businesses, community agencies, and other neighborhood organizations. These efforts, which go substantially beyond the usual l...
Public Education: Commercial Activities in Schools
HEHS-00-156: Published: Sep 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on commercial activities in public schools, focusing on: (1) laws, regulations, and policies that regulate commercial activities in schools; and (2) the nature and extent of these activities.GAO noted that: (1) state laws and regulations governing commercial activities in public schools are not comprehensive; (2) nationwide, only genera...
School Facilities: Construction Expenditures Have Grown Significantly in Recent Years
HEHS-00-41: Published: Mar 3, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed construction expenditures for public school facilities, focusing on: (1) the trends since 1990 in elementary and secondary school construction expenditures and how construction expenditures were divided between land, buildings, and equipment; (2) the trends since 1990 in the amount of expenditures for elementary and secondary school construction by...
Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-13(3): Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of August 17, 1998...
District of Columbia Public Schools: Status of Fiscal Year 1998 Roof Projects
T-AIMD-98-219: Published: Jun 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) roof replacement work for fiscal year (FY) 1998, focusing on: (1) the availability of funds to pay for roof repairs; (2) the current status of the roof repair process; (3) the estimated cost of the roof repairs; and (4) additional capital improvements in FY 1999 and beyond.GAO noted that: (1) at leas...
School Finance: State Efforts to Equalize Funding Between Wealthy and Poor School Districts
HEHS-98-92: Published: Jun 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well state funding is targeted to poor school districts.GAO noted that: (1) two key factors help reduce the size of the funding gap between poor and wealthy districts: (a) the extent to which a state's poor districts make a greater tax effort than the wealthy districts; and (b) a state's effort to compensate for differences in district wealth t...