Performance Audit of School Operations Moves Forward after Board of Education Vote
The Prince George’s County Council commends the commitment of the Board of Education to the long-awaited joint audit of County school operations. During a meeting on Thursday, January 21, the Board of Education approved its portion of the contract for the system’s Continuous Improvement Performance Audit of Prince George’s County Public Schools. The vote reaffirms that our education system must be first rate and remains a top priority for all.
With this final action by the Board of Education, the contracting team, which includes Ernst & Young, UPD, and the Strategic Solutions Center, can begin the process of comprehensively assessing the operations of key areas in five divisions of the Prince George’s County Public Schools: Human Resources, Curriculum and Instruction, Supporting Services, Business and Management Services, and Information Technology. The Continuous Improvement Performance Audit of Prince George’s County Public Schools is the first such assessment of school operations in 18 years.
This initiative reflects an important, historic partnership between the County Council, County Executive, CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools, Board of Education and all stakeholders. The Board of Education’s formal approval firmly positions us to move forward with creating the foundation for the world-class school system our students deserve, furthering investments for every child’s future, and better informing the decisions of this Council as fiscal stewards.