State Education Department

Implementation of the RESCUE Program

In the State Education Departmentís RESCUE Program, school districts are required to develop maintenance plans for their school buildings and prepare an annual report card for district residents about building conditions. We examined the Departmentís administration of the program and found that improvements are needed, as many of the districts we visited had not prepared the required plans and most had not prepared the required report cards. We also examined the Departmentís oversight of school district claims for capital construction aid, and found that some districts inappropriately defer maintenance activities so that their costs can be reimbursed through capital construction aid.

For a complete copy of Report 2002-S-51 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.
For a copy of the associated follow-up report click here.