Report 2015-112 Recommendation 22 Responses

Report 2015-112: Student Mental Health Services: Some Students' Services Were Affected by a New State Law, and the State Needs to Analyze Student Outcomes and Track Service Costs (Release Date: January 2016)

Recommendation #22 To: Long Beach Unified School District

To ensure that all staff it hires are qualified to provide mental health services, Long Beach should update its minimum qualifications for the autism supervisor position to comply with state regulatory requirements no later than March 2016.

Agency Response*

Please see the updated job descriptions for each job class.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Completion Date: August 2016
  • Response Date: October 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Long Beach provided updated job descriptions that complied with state regulatory requirements, but was unable to substantiate that its Personnel Commission had approved the job descriptions at the 60-day response. In July, Long Beach provided us with additional information that supports the approval of these job descriptions by the Personnel Commission.

Agency Response*

The District has completed its job study and has proposed new job classifications to the Personnel Commission. The District is awaiting action by the Personnel Commission on adopting the new job classifications.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: 6/30/2016
  • Response Date: April 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

Long Beach developed a new job description for the autism supervisor position (also known as behavior intervention supervisor) that includes minimum qualifications that comply with state regulatory requirements. According to the assistant superintendent of student support services, the personnel commission approved the new job description, although that approval took place after the 60-day response and the minutes of that meeting are not yet available.

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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.

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