Report 2012-108 Recommendation 12 Responses

Report 2012-108: School Safety and Nondiscrimination Laws: Most Local Educational Agencies Do Not Evaluate the Effectiveness of Their Programs, and the State Should Exercise Stronger Leadership (Release Date: August 2013)

Recommendation #12 To: Sacramento City Unified School District

To ensure that it is effectively preventing and addressing incidents of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in its schools, Sacramento City Unified should notify all complainants of the right to appeal its decisions to Education.

Agency Response*

The District's complaint acknowledgement letter has been modified to inform complainants of their right to appeal decisions to the Department of Education.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Completion Date: July 2013
  • Response Date: December 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

The district has fully implemented this recommendation by updating its acknowledgement letter template, which now contains the following paragraph:

"Additionally, please be advised that in the event that you are dissatisfied with the District's decision/outcome of your complaint, you may appeal in writing to the California Department of Education within 15 days of receiving the district's decision. For good cause, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may grant an extension for filing appeals. (CCR 4652) For your reference, the California Department of Education website is"

All Recommendations in 2012-108

†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response 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 or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.

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