Report 2010-119 Recommendation 12 Responses
Report 2010-119: Commission on Teacher Credentialing: Despite Delays in Discipline of Teacher Misconduct, the Division of Professional Practices Has Not Developed an Adequate Strategy or Implemented Processes That Will Safeguard Against Future Backlogs (Release Date: April 2011)
Recommendation #12 To: Teacher Credentialing, California Commission on
To ensure that the division promptly and properly processes the receipt of all the various reports of educator misconduct it receives, such as RAP sheets, school reports, affidavits, and self-disclosures of misconduct, it should develop and implement procedures to create a record of the receipt of all these reports that it can use to account for them. In addition, the process should include oversight of the handling of these reports to ensure that case files for the reported misconduct are established in the commissionís database to allow for tracking and accountability.
6-Month Agency Response
The commission has developed and implemented an intake document database to ensure that staff promptly log-in and assign a number to all reports of educator misconduct, such as school reports, affidavits, and self-disclosures, it receives. The commission indicated that the intake system allows the division to track complaints that do not become cases, link complaints to a case and an individual, and can generate reports that assist management to monitor the status of the complaints. (See 2012-406, p. 58)
- Response Date: October 2011
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.