Report 2016-112 Recommendation 20 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 #20 To: Education, Department of

To better understand the condition of school libraries statewide and to raise stakeholders' awareness of the State Education Board's adopted model standards, Education should use its directory of school districts to notify administrators about the annual school library survey and remind them that participation is mandatory.

6-Month Agency Response

In March 2017, Education distributed a letter to all district administrators, highlighting the MSLS and notifying districts of the requirement to comply with EC 18122.

  • Completion Date: March 2017
  • Response Date: May 2017

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

We obtained a copy of the March 2017 letter that Education distributed to county and district superintendents regarding the model standards and participation in the annual school library survey. Education's Communications Office used its directory of school districts to notify administrators about the survey.


60-Day Agency Response

In January 2017, Education plans to notify district administrators of the requirement to comply with EC 18122.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 31, 2017
  • Response Date: January 2017

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

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


All Recommendations in 2016-112

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.