Report 2016-136 Recommendation 13 Responses

Report 2016-136: School Violence Prevention: School Districts, County Offices of Education, and the State Must Do More to Ensure That School Safety Plans Help Protect Students and Staff During Emergencies (Release Date: August 2017)

Recommendation #13 To: San Bernardino City Unified School District

To ensure that their schools' safety plans comply with state law and are submitted and approved on or before March 1 each year, the Kern, Placer, and San Bernardino county offices, and San Bernardino City Unified should implement procedures to monitor and approve their schools' safety plans. The procedures should include the use of electronic document-tracking systems and safety plan templates.

6-Month Agency Response


  • Completion Date: March 2018
  • Response Date: February 2018

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

SBCUSD provided us with the safety plan template used at all of its schools. In addition, it already utilizes a document tracking system.

60-Day Agency Response

The SBCUSD has trained all school sites on the u of Document Tracking Services DTS) as the means of completing. The individual school sites are currently conducting their planning meetings with SSC and other stakeholders to meet our internal deadline of January for submission to the school district.

  • Completion Date: July 2017
  • Response Date: October 2017

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

SBCUSD has implemented a document tracking system and created a template for schools to use when creating safety plans. The recommendation will be fully implemented when all schools in the district submit safety plans, and those plans are approved by the district on or before March 1, 2018.

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

All Recommendations in 2016-136

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.