Report 2012-108 Recommendation 16 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 #16 To: Education, Department of

To provide stronger leadership with respect to school safety and nondiscrimination laws, Education, with direction from the superintendent of public instruction, should ensure that the EO office's program instrument is updated annually to include any new requirements in state law, and also ensure that the EO office performs monitoring visits as required and with sufficient rigor to evaluate LEAs' compliance with state law.

6-Month Agency Response

Education has reviewed the EO Offices program monitoring instrument; updates and revisions were included as necessary to ensure compliance with state law requirements. To date, 40 Education Equity reviews have been completed to evaluate LEAs compliance with state law.

  • Completion Date: March 2014
  • Response Date: March 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

60-Day Agency Response

Education is reviewing the EO Office's program monitoring instrument. Updates and revisions will be implemented as necessary to ensure compliance with state law requirements.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 2013-14
  • Response Date: November 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

All Recommendations in 2012-108

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.