Next up: the state's 10 largest school districts. This includes:
- Seattle P.S.
- Tacoma P.S.
- Spokane P.S.
- Kent S.D.
- Evergreen P.S.
- Lake Washington S.D.
- Federal Way S.D.
- Vancouver S.D.
- Puyallup S.D.
- Edmonds S.D.
According to Lou Adams, the state's K-12 performance manager, there are two dozen program areas that will be examined, including district business offices, transportation and food services, instructional technology and professional development. Each audit will look at the efficiency and economy of each district's administrative operations, including:
- Gaps, overlaps in programs or services
- The feasibility of pooling technology systems
- Recommendations for regulatory changes to better allow districts to carry out their functions.
ESDs and big districts have been put under the microscope with this initiative, came one question, so "what about OSPI?"
"They are on the radar screen," Adams said.