The JCPS Internal Audit Department monitors schools’ compliance with regulations and board policies for pupil attendance. Since January 2004, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has been auditing attendance at approximately 35 JCPS schools (about one-fourth of all district schools) each year. Internal Audit’s goal is to perform attendance audits prior to the KDE's audits and to audit a portion of the remaining schools.
Whether the attendance audit is performed by KDE or JCPS Internal Audit, each school is expected to be prepared to demonstrate compliance with district schools’ attendance policies and procedures as well as state regulations. KDE provides an audit checklist, questionnaire, and audit program.
The attendance information listed in the Attendance Audit Form should be organized and available for viewing at your school before the arrival of the internal or external auditors. It is important that all staff members responsible for the data have the information ready and that they are available to talk with the auditors.
For more information on school attendance policies, procedures, and regulations, visit the JCPS Pupil Personnel webpage. For attendance audit questions, please call Internal Audit at (502) 485-6344.