Report 2008-109 Recommendations

When an audit is completed and a report is issued, auditees must provide the State Auditor with information regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year. Additionally, Senate Bill 1452 (Chapter 452, Statutes of 2006), requires auditees who have not implemented recommendations after one year, to report to us and to the Legislature why they have not implemented them or to state when they intend to implement them. Below, is a listing of each recommendation the State Auditor made in the report referenced and a link to the most recent response from the auditee addressing their progress in implementing the recommendation and the State Auditor's assessment of auditee's response based on our review of the supporting documentation.

Recommendations in Report 2008-109: California Department of Education: Although It Generally Provides Appropriate Oversight of the Special Education Hearings and Mediations Process, a Few Areas Could Be Improved (Release Date: December 2008)

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Recommendations to Education, Department of
Number Recommendation Status
1

To ensure that Administrative Hearings complies with state and federal law, as well as with the specifications in its interagency agreement, Education, in its oversight role, should continue to work with Administrative Hearings to ensure that it reports all the required information in its quarterly reports and that its database contains accurate and complete information for reporting purposes.

2

To ensure that Administrative Hearings complies with state and federal law, as well as with the specifications in its interagency agreement, Education, in its oversight role, should require Administrative Hearings to maintain sufficient documentation showing that its administrative judges have received all required training and periodically review these records to ensure that Administrative Hearings complies with the training requirements.

Fully Implemented
3

To ensure that Administrative Hearings complies with state and federal law, as well as with the specifications in its interagency agreement, Education, in its oversight role, should continue to monitor Administrative Hearings to ensure that it consistently issues hearing decisions within the timeline established in federal regulations and state law so that Education is not exposed to possible sanctions by the federal government.

Fully Implemented


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