Performance Audits

Mission statement:

To help improve the accountability and performance of Portland Public
Schools through independent auditing and reporting.

District performance auditor goals:

  • To improve program effectiveness and efficiency
  • To provide useful, objective, and timely information
  • To strengthen administrative and management systems and controls

Contact information:

Richard C. Tracy -- District Performance Auditor
rctracy@pps.net  
503-916-3258


2011-12 Performance Audit Plan 

School Board Policy on District Performance Auditor

Performance Auditing at PPS: Guidelines and Success Factors

Performance Audits:

2013 -- Improving Graduation Rates (rev.)
2013 -- School Improvement Plans 
2012 -- Teacher Absences  
2012 -- Performance Measurement and Reporting  
2011 -- Special Education Financial Management 
2011 -- Status and Impact of Audit Recommendations
2010 -- English Language Learners
2010 -- Supplemental Educational Services 
2009 -- Multiple School Calendars
2009 -- Public Charter Schools
2008 -- Employee Evaluation Systems
2008 -- Facilities Maintenance
2007 -- Instructional Time
2006 -- Administrative Spending
2005 -- Teacher Hiring, Assignment, and Transfers
2001 -- Comprehensive Performance Audit Update
1998 -- Comprehensive Performance Audit of the Portland Public Schools - KPMG

Other Links:

City/County Auditor - School Performance Audits
Government Accountability Office - Government Auditing Standards