Report 2012-108 Recommendation 8 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 #8 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 ensure that school site staff complete the training required under its anti-bullying policy.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2015

During the 14/15 school year, the District has continued its training of school administrators, district staff, after school program providers, and staff on all aspects of bullying prevention and intervention.

  • Completion Date: September 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented


1-Year Agency Response

The district has provided training to all site administrators, except the ones who have been newly hired. There was a site administrator training provided on 8/14/14 and 34 site administrators participated. The Board policy requires that site administrators "develop an annual process for discussing the school district policy on harassment and bullying with students and staff." We are working with site administrators to ensure that they complete this requirement. In the 2013/14 school year, 15 extensive staff trainings were provided. For the 14/15 school year, there have already been 10 school staff trainings scheduled in the upcoming months. The staff training power point has been made available to all site administrators who have been trained to train their school staff.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 6/2015
  • Response Date: August 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Partially Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

The district office is providing training to all site administrators. About 99% have been trained. An additional training is scheduled in March for the remaining few. The Board policy requires that site administrators "develop an annual process for discussing the school district policy on harassment and bullying with students and staff." We are working with site administrators to ensure that they complete this requirement. In the 2013/14 school year, 14 extensive staff trainings have already been provided with several more scheduled in the upcoming months. The staff training power point has been made available to all site administrators who have been trained to train their school staff.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 6/2014
  • Response Date: February 2014

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


60-Day Agency Response

The district office is providing training to all site administrators. The Board policy requires that site administrators "develop an annual process for discussing the school district policy on harassment and bullying with students and staff." We are working with site administrators to ensure that they complete this requirement.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 5/30/2014
  • Response Date: November 2013

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

The district stated that it is currently working with its site administrators and plans on implementing this recommendation by 5/30/2014.


All Recommendations in 2012-108

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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