Report 2015-112 Recommendation 22 Responses

Report 2015-112: Student Mental Health Services: Some Students' Services Were Affected by a New State Law, and the State Needs to Analyze Student Outcomes and Track Service Costs (Release Date: January 2016)

Recommendation #22 To: Long Beach Unified School District

To ensure that all staff it hires are qualified to provide mental health services, Long Beach should update its minimum qualifications for the autism supervisor position to comply with state regulatory requirements no later than March 2016.

6-Month Agency Response

Please see the updated job descriptions for each job class.

  • Completion Date: August 2016
  • Response Date: October 2016

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

Long Beach provided updated job descriptions that complied with state regulatory requirements, but was unable to substantiate that its Personnel Commission had approved the job descriptions at the 60-day response. In July, Long Beach provided us with additional information that supports the approval of these job descriptions by the Personnel Commission.

60-Day Agency Response

The District has completed its job study and has proposed new job classifications to the Personnel Commission. The District is awaiting action by the Personnel Commission on adopting the new job classifications.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 6/30/2016
  • Response Date: April 2016

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

Long Beach developed a new job description for the autism supervisor position (also known as behavior intervention supervisor) that includes minimum qualifications that comply with state regulatory requirements. According to the assistant superintendent of student support services, the personnel commission approved the new job description, although that approval took place after the 60-day response and the minutes of that meeting are not yet available.

All Recommendations in 2015-112

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.