Report 2016-112 Recommendation 12 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 #12 To: Woodlake Unified School District

To strengthen its library programs and help the State assess the condition of school libraries statewide, Woodlake Unified should consider ways to leverage the teacher librarians it already employs to offer a broader range of services to all grade levels.

1-Year Agency Response

Site Library technicians attend the County Library Meetings where they get suggestions on how to create and maintain a quality school library as well as get suggestions for material purchases. The County Credentialed Librarian also works directly with our library techs as needed to improve the Library services at our sites.

  • Completion Date: August 2017
  • Response Date: November 2017

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

Woodlake Unified provided evidence that it is using the services of Tulare County Office of Education, which offer its library services to all grade levels.


6-Month Agency Response

Woodlake Unified utilizes the services of the Tulare County Office of Education's library services. The Tulare County Office of Education has met with staff at Woodlake Unified School District sites. In addition, all site Library Technicians are attending the regular Library meetings held by the Tulare County Office of Education. The district will continue to maximize the library services that the county provides including on site professional learning opportunities facilitated by the county library specialist.

  • Estimated Completion Date: September of 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 utilizes the services of the Tulare County Office of Education's library services. The Tulare County Office of Education has already begun scheduling meetings at Woodlake Unified School District sites. In addition, all site Library Technicians are attending the regular Library meetings held by the Tulare County Office of Education. Furthermore, prior to signing a contract for the 2017-2018 year, the Assistant Superintendent will meet with the county Library Media Supervisor to outline an implementation plan for the year based on improving district implementation of the model standards.

  • Estimated Completion Date: June 30, 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.