To ensure that districts, county offices, and schools receive guidance on a variety of safety issues and to comply with state law, CDE and DOJ should resume their partnership activities, as required by state law. Further, the partnership should update the 2002 handbook, "Safe Schools: A Planning Guide for Action," and distribute it to all districts and county offices. If CDE or DOJ determine the need for additional funds to implement the legislative recommendations or to reestablish the partnership's activities, they should request those funds from the Legislature.
The DOJ has contacted CDE to discuss the history of the program and any associated resources. Unfortunately, there are no current resources available for the program at CDE or DOJ. Given this, CDE and DOJ are discussing the State Auditor's recommendation and how to move forward.
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.