Report 2016-112 Recommendation 15 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 #15 To: Sacramento County Office of Education
To strengthen school library programs in its county and help school districts comply with state law, the Sacramento County Office of Education should provide guidance to its school districts on using teacher librarians for the provision of library services, completing Education's annual school library survey, and identifying the needs of their school library programs by using the model standards as part of their LCAP process.
60-Day Agency Response
As recommended by the Audit Report, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) has provided guidance to its school districts on using teacher librarians for the provision of library services, completing the California Department of Education's annual school library survey, and to the extent they support districts' local goals and priorities, using the Model Library Standards as part of the LCAP process to help identify the needs of the districts' library programs and develop goals to address those needs. On January 12, 2017, SCOE sent a guidance letter addressing these topics to the superintendents of the thirteen school districts in Sacramento County. We will email copies of SCOE's letter and guidance material documents to Mr. Lee.
- Completion Date: January 2017
- Response Date: January 2017
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented
Sacramento County Office of Education provided a copy of its guidance letter and the attachments that it sent to its district superintendents. The guidance letter describes the audit report's findings and recommendations, provides a copy of relevant laws and regulations, and includes a copy of the model school library standards.
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.