Report 2016-136 Recommendation 9 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 #9 To: Justice, Department of

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.

Agency Response*

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.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: unknown
  • Response Date: October 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

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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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