Report 2008-109 Recommendation 3 Responses
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)
Recommendation #3 To: Education, Department of
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.
1-Year Agency Response
According to Education, to ensure that Administrative Hearings consistently issues hearing decisions within the timeline established in federal regulations and state law, Administrative Hearings' compliance with the mandated timelines is a standing item on all monitoring meeting agendas. Education indicated that, between July 2009 and September 2009, Administrative Hearings was 100 percent compliant with these timelines. It also stated that it will continue to monitor Administrative Hearings to ensure that hearing decisions are consistently issued within the required timeline. (See 2010-406 p. 167)
- Response Date: December 2009
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.