Report 2017-104 Recommendation 30 Responses

Report 2017-104: Montebello Unified School District: County Superintendent Intervention Is Necessary to Address Its Weak Financial Management and Governance (Release Date: November 2017)

Recommendation #30 To: Montebello Unified School District

To improve the cash collection process, Montebello should ensure that the adult program has adequate safeguards in place to minimize the risk of misuse of funds. It should specifically, within 60 days, implement policies and procedures that align with best practices for cash collection and cash deposits that include robust safeguards such as ensuring separation of duties in the cash collection process.

60-Day Agency Response

As of October 2017, MUSD has implemented a cash receipt policy and a new enrollment system that allows students extended payment options for their tuition and fees.

  • Completion Date: October 2017
  • Response Date: December 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented

As we noted in our report, in September 2017 we received a copy of the new cash receipt policies that addressed our concerns with the process. Montebello has provided documentation to demonstrate that it has implemented its new policy. To the extent that Montebello adheres to this new policy, it will resolve our concerns.

All Recommendations in 2017-104

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.