There are no new recommendations to the department in this report. The department has 10 outstanding recommendations, nine of which have been outstanding for more than three years. Nine are ready for assessment.

We issued an unqualified independent auditor’s report on the 2019–2020 financial statements for the Alberta School Foundation Fund. There are no new or outstanding recommendations to this entity.

The Northland School Division

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.

Alberta School Jurisdictions’ Financial Audits Summary

In accordance with Section 19(4) of the Auditor General Act, we have compiled a summary of the results of school jurisdictions’ audited fiscal 2019 financial statements and recommendations from their auditors—see report on page 69.

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