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Audit showed some of CES' active and former educators did not have proper state licensing or complete required annual teacher evaluations. The audit examined July 1, 2017 through March 31, 2019.

Organization: Office of the State Auditor
Date published: July 22, 2021

Executive Summary

In accordance with Section 12 of Chapter 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Office of the State Auditor has conducted a performance audit of the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) for the period July 1, 2017 through March 31, 2019. In this performance audit, we determined whether CES educators were properly licensed, whether they were properly credentialed for the positions for which they were hired, and whether CES conducted evaluations of educators in accordance with applicable state regulations and other requirements.

Below is a summary of our findings and recommendations, with links to each page listed.

Finding 1
 

Some CES educators were not properly licensed to teach the subjects for which they were employed.

Recommendations
 

  1. CES should develop internal controls to ensure that its educators have the required licenses or waivers to work in the positions for which they are hired.
  2. CES should implement policies and procedures regarding documenting consistent details and requirements in its employment contracts and letters of employment.
  3. CES should develop internal controls to ensure that its educators’ credentials correspond to their teaching assignment information in the Education Personnel Information Management System.

Finding 2
 

CES educators conducted evaluations without the appropriate license, waiver, or authorization.

Recommendation
 

CES should develop internal controls to ensure that all primary evaluators have the required licenses or waivers and that teaching coordinators conducting evaluations have written authorization from their supervisors.

Finding 3
 

CES did not ensure that its educators and evaluators completed all required evaluation activities during the 2017–2018 school year.

Recommendations
 

  1. CES should develop internal controls to ensure that all phases of the annual evaluation process are completed for all educators.
  2. CES should develop and implement an evaluation system for administrators and ensure that it meets the requirements of Section 35 of Title 603 of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations.

 

A PDF copy of the audit of the Collaborative for Educational Services is available here.

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