RECOVERY ACT EDUCATION PROGRAMS: Survey of School Districts' Uses of Funds (GAO-11-885SP, September 2011), an E-supplement to GAO-11-804

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Background

This e-publication supplements our report, RECOVERY ACT EDUCATION PROGRAMS: Funding Retained Teachers, but Education Could More Consistently Communicate Stabilization Monitoring Issues (GAO-11-804). The purpose of this e-publication is to provide information from a Web-based survey of local education agencies (LEAs).

The LEA survey was designed to obtain national level information on how Recovery Act funds made available by the U.S. Department of Education under the SFSF; ESEA Title I, Part A; and IDEA, Part B programs were used and what impact these funds had on school districts. The LEA survey was conducted between March and May 2011, and was administered to LEAs in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with a 78 percent final weighted response rate. We selected a stratified random sample of 688 LEAs from the population of 15,994 LEAs included in our sample frame of data obtained from Education's Common Core of Data in 2008-09.

Survey results in this e-publication are presented in aggregate form so that no individual LEA responses can be viewed. We excluded responses to open-ended narrative questions and categories with no responses. See the full report (GAO-11-804) for a more detailed discussion of our scope and methodology as well as a discussion of the survey results.

We conducted our work from October 2010 to September 2011 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to provide a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based on our audit objectives. We believe that the evidence obtained provides a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based on our audit objectives.

Contents

Page Name Questionnaire Results
General Information View View
IDEA Recovery Act - Uses of Funds, Funding Flexibility, Effect on Service and Education Reform View View
Effect on Reform - IDEA View View
Title I, Part A Recovery Act - Uses of Funds, Waivers, School Improvement Grants, Effect on Service and Education Reform View View
Effect on Reform - Title I, Part A View View
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund - Uses of Funds, Effect on Service and Education Reform View View
Jobs View View
Ability to Use Recovery Act Funds View View
Monitoring and Accountability View View
Fiscal Outlook View View
Personnel View View
Non-Personnel - Facilities View View
Non-Personnel - Operations View View
Personnel View View
Non-Personnel - Facilities View View
Non-Personnel - Operations View View
Education Jobs Fund View View
Contact Information View View
Completed View View
Thank You View View

Contact

If you have questions concerning this data, please contact George Scott at 202-512-5932.

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