Report 2016-112 Recommendation Responses
Report 2016-112: School Library Services: Vague State Laws and a Lack of Monitoring Allow School Districts to Provide a Minimal Level of Library Services (Release Date: November 2016)
Recommendation for Legislative Action
To ensure that students receive a level of library services that better aligns with the model standards, the Legislature should define the minimum level and types of library services that schools must provide.
Description of Legislative Action
SB 399 (Mendoza) would have added consideration of the Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools, including how libraries and certificated teacher librarians can help improve the critical thinking, research skills, and digital citizenship of pupils, to the state priority areas that local educational agencies are required to address in their Local Control and Accountability Plans. This bill was vetoed by the Governor.
- Legislative Action Current As-of: November 2017