Report 2016-112 Recommendation 13 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 #13 To: Woodlake Unified School District

To strengthen its library programs and help the State assess the condition of school libraries statewide, Woodlake Unified should use the model standards to assess the needs of its school library programs and address any identified needs during its LCAP process.

6-Month Agency Response

The Model standards have been introduced to each comprehensive site. Additionally during the LCAP engagement meetings the Model Library Standards were included in the introduction. Finally, principals and Library Techs held an LCAP input session for the Model Library Standards. Goal 2 of the current Woodlake Unified LCAP Draft includes standards information and the Model Library Standards are specifically called out. Resources continue to be allocated for library resources.

  • Completion Date: July 2017
  • Response Date: May 2017

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

The district provided training materials demonstrating that it has discussed the model standards with its school sites and that it has integrated the model standards into its LCAP process.

60-Day Agency Response

The Tulare County Office of Education is in the process of scheduling informational meetings about the process for rolling out the model standards at school sites. Woodlake Unified is committed to having site administrators as well as Library Technicians attend meeting which will serve as a launch date for the Model Standards implementation. In addition, Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) meetings begin on January 25, 2017. While all stakeholder engagement meetings will include implementation of state standards including the model standards, a special meeting will be held with library staff and other site staff that will focus on implementation of the model standards in the LCAP. This meeting will be held on February 28, 2017.

  • 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.