Report 2016-112 Recommendation 9 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 #9 To: San Juan Unified School District

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

1-Year Agency Response

During the stakeholder input process for the 2017-2020 LCAP, libraries were not a significant trend among any group. In elementary schools, this is likely due to efforts to strengthen classroom libraries. As a result, the current LCAP does not reflect expenditures for library materials at the district level.

This fall we are reviewing the state survey results from the state to identify areas of need based on responses. Using that information, we will begin an analysis of current library services, informed by the model standards and other academic standards with a goal of informing resource allocation and school library improvements. Expenditures to address gaps will be considered during the LCAP revision process.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 2018-19
  • Response Date: November 2017

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

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


6-Month Agency Response

The results of the school library survey will be reviewed once it has been completed to identify where gaps in libraries may lie. Once the scope is known, resources can be allocated to address the gaps.

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

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

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


60-Day Agency Response

The analysis of current library services and materials will follow approval of the board policy and regulations. The analysis will be informed by the model standards and other academic standards with a goal of informing resource allocation and school library improvements. Expenditures to address gaps, once allocated, will be noted in the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) for schools and the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) of the district.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 8/30/2017
  • Response Date: January 2017

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

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


All Recommendations in 2016-112

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.