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Student Accounting and Auditing

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Wayne RESA conducts audits of student enrollment and attendance records in all school districts twice per year. Audits are required by state law to determine student eligibility for district funding. Wayne County districts combined receive over $5 billion in state aid each year. If you have questions, please contact us.

As mandated by statute, RESA conducts desk and field audits of the state aid memberships in each public school district and public school academy in the county. Audit frequency and steps are prescribed by Michigan Department of Education manuals. Staff work closely with MDE and CEPI in the development of student membership procedures and programs. They also provide staff development to districts in all aspects of student accounting, including residency, days and clock hours of instructions, schools of choice, and graduation and dropout rates.

Additional services provided

  • Provides pupil accounting content and technical support to districts and PSAs.
  • Assists districts and PSAs with implementation of new state reporting requirements.
  • Assists Wayne RESA's own computer services staff in the development of new programs that impact pupil accounting and state aid.
  • Monitors the submission and accuracy of other state reports such as days and clock hours of student instruction, EOY MSDS files.

Information and Resources


Debbie Caperton

Pupil Accounting Specialist