Report 2016-109 Recommendation 25 Responses

Report 2016-109: Uniform Complaint Procedures: The California Department of Education's Inadequate Oversight Has Led to a Lack of Uniformity and Compliance in the Processing of Complaints and Appeals (Release Date: January 2017)

Recommendation #25 To: San Diego Unified School District

To ensure that all charter schools comply with state law and regulations related to the UCP, to the extent a charter school engages in programs that are subject to UCP, San Diego Unified should by June 2017 establish procedures to include a review of translation requirements during its monitoring of UCP policies, procedures, and complaint forms at its charter schools.

60-Day Agency Response

As a result of some conference calls and emails in November 2016, following up on the auditors' onsite August visit, the Charter School Office added an item to their annual site visit checklist to review Uniform Complaint procedures, policies and forms, including 'all translated versions of documents.' A copy of the site visit checklist has been provided, together with a declaration by the Manager of the Charter School Office. The revised site visit checklist will be provided to charter schools and used by the Charter School Office to conduct their charter school visits during school year 2017/18.

  • Completion Date: November 2016
  • Response Date: July 2017

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

All Recommendations in 2016-109

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.