Report 2016-112 Recommendation 11 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 #11 To: Woodlake Unified School District

To strengthen its library programs and help the State assess the condition of school libraries statewide, Woodlake Unified should ensure that teacher librarians are involved in the selection of library materials at each school.

1-Year Agency Response

The site library technicians attend the County Library meetings and receive a newsletter both of which provide suggested titles. The list of books to be purchased is initially put together locally and sent to the Tulare County Superintendent of School's Credentialed School Librarian and she approves the list for purchase or makes changes to the list.

  • Completion Date: September 2017
  • Response Date: November 2017

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

The district provided evidence that it has coordinated with Tulare County Office of Education's teacher librarian in selecting library materials for its schools.


6-Month Agency Response

The district will finalize purchasing processes with the Tulare County Office of Education prior to the start of the new fiscal year.

  • Estimated Completion Date: July 1, 2017
  • Response Date: May 2017

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

At the time of Woodlake Unified's response, its implementation of this recommendation was pending.


60-Day Agency Response

Woodlake Unified has been in contact with the Tulare County Office of Education regarding this recommendation. The county Library Media Supervisor has agreed to assist the district with the purchasing process. We will meet in February to discuss this process.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 1, 2017
  • Response Date: January 2017

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

At the time of Woodlake Unified's response, its implementation of this recommendation was pending.


All Recommendations in 2016-112

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.