Report 2017-104 Recommendation 11 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 #11 To: Montebello Unified School District
To ensure that Montebello hires executives who meet the minimum qualifications, it should verify that such individuals hold both an administrative and teaching credential before appointing them to a position of superintendent or assistant superintendent.
1-Year Agency Response
MUSD fulfilled this recommendation on March 2, 2018 when the Interim Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services was presented for Board Approval. The Interim Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services holds both a teaching and administrative services credential.
- Completion Date: November 2018
- Response Date: November 2018
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented
To the extent Montebello continues to verify this information before it appoints individuals to these positions, Montebello addresses our recommendation.
6-Month Agency Response
MUSD anticipates fulfilling this recommendation on June 17, 2018. At that time, the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services is scheduled to be presented for Board approval.
- Estimated Completion Date: 6/30/2018
- Response Date: May 2018
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending
60-Day Agency Response
MUSD will continue to ensure that candidates hired for an executive position hold both an administrative and a teaching credential. At this time, MUSD has not hired any candidates for executive positions.
- Completion Date: July 2017
- Response Date: December 2017
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Per its response, Montebello has not yet hired for executive positions. We will assess Montebello's actions to implement this recommendation once it fills an executive position.
- Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.