Categorical Programs Department Resources

  • The Categorical Program is a Madera Unified School District program that is monitored by the Federal Program Monitoring System and the State of California. Every year Madera Unified School District is allotted additional funding to spend money on specific areas. These funds help support student achievement, additional training, Full-time and Part-time positions, supplies, school site and district purchases, etc.

    The State and Federal Program Monitoring agencies conduct audits to ensure that the funds are being spent in accordance with Federal, State, and Local guidelines.

    Documentation tracking plays a key role in providing evidence during audits. Without having proper documentation the Federal Program Monitoring and the State may pull the funding provided to the Madera Unified School District. The effects of losing this funding would mean, fewer opportunities and support for our students, staff, and community.