Report 2016-112 Recommendation 21 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 #21 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 work with the State Education Board to incorporate consideration of all academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Education Board into the tools that guide the LCFF process, including but not limited to the LCAP template, the evaluation rubrics, and publicly funded LCFF/LCAP trainings, such as those offered by the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence.

1-Year Agency Response

Fully implemented. Education worked with the State Board of Education to incorporate consideration of academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education into the tools that guide the LCFF process, including but not limited to the LCAP template and the evaluation rubric.

As previously reported, the SBE adopted the revised LCAP template (http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/ag/ag/yr16/agenda201611.asp). Additionally, the SBE adopted performance standards for the LCFF local indicators. For each local indicator (including Priority 2 - Implementation of the State's Academic Standards), LEAs must complete the following steps to meet the approved standards: (1) measure their progress using locally available information; (2) report the results to the local governing board at a regularly scheduled public meeting of the local governing board; and (3) publically report the results through the California School Dashboard (evaluation rubrics).

  • Completion Date: November 2016
  • Response Date: November 2017

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

Education provided the revised LCAP template, which now lists the model school library standards as one of the "state standards" to be considered as State Priority #2.


6-Month Agency Response

Education does not have any additional comments or updates at this time.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 2017
  • Response Date: May 2017

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

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


60-Day Agency Response

At its November 2016 meeting, the SBE adopted the revised LCAP template (http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/ag/ag/yr16/agenda201611.asp).

The instructions included in the revised LCAP template identifies the state priorities which must be addressed in the LCAP. As revised, the LCAP template specifically lists the academic content and performance standards, including the Model School Library Standards, as part of the instructions for the LCAP template.

  • Estimated Completion Date: March 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.