Ed. Dept. Offers Leeway on Clock-Related Red Tape
Ed. Dept. aims to ease some grant record-keeping burdens
State education agencies are implementing a new record-keeping option introduced quietly last year by the U.S. Department of Education and intended to ease what many see as a burdensome—and potentially costly—bookkeeping complication associated with the department's grants.
The new option allows many school district employees who work on multiple activities and are funded partly or wholly by Education Department grants to employ a simplified method of tracking their "time and effort" for grant accountability.
This first major change in time-and-effort reporting for states and districts in more than 20 years not only holds out the promise of reduced administrative costs, it may also reduce the single biggest source of...
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