There are no new recommendations to the department in this report. The department has 11 outstanding recommendations, one of which have been outstanding for more than three years.
The department has implemented our recommendation to implement an enterprise risk management process—see page 35.
We issued an unqualified independent auditor’s report on the 2018-2019 financial statements for the Alberta School Foundation Fund.
In accordance with Section 19(4) of the Auditor General Act, we have compiled a summary of the results of school jurisdictions’ audited fiscal 2018 financial statements and management letters—see page 36.
Northland School Division No. 61
In May 2017, the Northland School Division Act changed, resulting in the Auditor General no longer being the legislated auditor for the division. The board of trustees of the division chooses its external auditor, a process consistent with all other school jurisdictions in the province. The division has two outstanding recommendations from the Auditor General on systems to improve student attendance in the division, which have been outstanding for more than three years. We will follow up once the division confirms implementation.