Report 2016-112 Recommendation 4 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 #4 To: Redlands Unified School District

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

6-Month Agency Response

The Library Meetings will continue each Trimester. The meetings have included a plan to collaborate and leverage the teacher librarians to support and offer a broader range of services to all grade levels.

The plan includes the partnering the Teacher Librarians with the elementary schools - Google Suite/Classroom will be available in the Fall of 2017 to help further facilitate the collaboration.

  • Completion Date: September 2016
  • Response Date: May 2017

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

Redlands Unified provided a copy of its May 2017 Library Meeting minutes and email communications between the district's teacher librarians and classified library staff demonstrating collaboration between its Teacher Librarians and library staff at its elementary schools.

60-Day Agency Response

In the Spring of 2017, Redlands USD will develop a plan in collaboration with Teacher Librarians and elementary library personnel to leverage the Teacher Librarians to offer a broader range of services to all grade levels.

  • Estimated Completion Date: Spring 2017
  • Response Date: January 2017

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

Per Redlands Unified's response, its implementation of this recommendation is currently pending.

All Recommendations in 2016-112

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.