Report 2015-112 Recommendation 24 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 #24 To: Long Beach Unified School District
To ensure that it can demonstrate that the contracted personnel who provide mental health services are qualified, Long Beach should annually obtain and retain copies of contractor personnel lists and the credentials or licenses for personnel who provide mental health services to students in the SELPA.
1-Year Agency Response
The list of providers within our contract agencies (Star View and The Guidance Center) were provided in November of 2016. The lists indicate the names and types of licenses for the service providers.
- Completion Date: November 2016
- Response Date: January 2017
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented
In addition to the list, Long Beach has since provided evidence that it retains copies of the credentials or licenses for the service provider personnel.
6-Month Agency Response
We have gathered this information in list form, but we are seeking copies of the actual credential/license.
- Estimated Completion Date: 01/15/17
- Response Date: October 2016
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented
Long Beach has satisfied part of our recommendation by obtaining lists from its contractors of the personnel who provide mental health services to students, but it has not yet obtained copies of credentials or licenses for the personnel on those lists.
60-Day Agency Response
The District is awaiting further clarification from CDE regarding how to monitor this process beyond the current regulations. Recent legislation has been proposed by the legislature that would effect this process.
- Estimated Completion Date: 12/31/2016
- Response Date: April 2016
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.