Report 2017-104 Recommendation 21 Responses

Report 2017-104: Montebello Unified School District: County Superintendent Intervention Is Necessary to Address Its Weak Financial Management and Governance (Release Date: November 2017)

Recommendation #21 To: Montebello Unified School District

To ensure that staff who make or influence district decisions are free from perceived or actual conflicts of interest, Montebello should immediately require designated employees to file statements of economic interests and adhere to its conflict-of-interest policy.

6-Month Agency Response

MUSD has requested of the designated positions to file a statement of economic interests. They are filed in the Superintendent's Office and those required to be filed with the L.A. County Supervisors have been sent.

  • Completion Date: May 2018
  • Response Date: May 2018

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

Montebello did not demonstrate that all designated employees -- such as all of the members of the board of education and members of the bond oversight committee -- filed statements of economic interests.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation
  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

60-Day Agency Response

MUSD will require all employees approving contracts or expenditures to file a statement of economic interests. Amongst the positions are: Director, Elementary Education; Director, Secondary Education; Director, Special Education; Director, Maintenance, Operations & Facilities; Director, Nutrition Services; Director, Fiscal Services; Director, Adult Education & Support Services; Director, Pupil & Community Services; Director, Administrative Services; Director, Procurement/Logistics, Director, Head Start; Chief of Police Services; Director, Certificated Personnel; Director, Classified Human Resources; Operations Manager; Maintenance Manager; Facilities Projects Manager; Transportation Manager; Budget Manager

  • Completion Date: December 2017
  • Response Date: December 2017

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

Montebello has not demonstrated that designated employees filed statements of economic interests.

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

All Recommendations in 2017-104

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.