Report 2016-139 Recommendation 4 Responses

Report 2016-139: California Department of Education: It Has Not Ensured That School Food Authorities Comply With the Federal Buy American Requirement (Release Date: July 2017)

Recommendation #4 To: Education, Department of

To ensure that school food authorities comply with the Buy American requirement, Education should develop, no later than December 31, 2017, a training course that explains to school food authorities how to comply with the Buy American requirement. Further, as soon as it develops this training, Education should make it available to all school food authorities.

60-Day Agency Response

Due to the CSA's system constraints limiting the size of the explanation field, Education submitted the 60-day update for this recommendation (as well as for all of the other recommendations, which were not restricted due to size) via e-mail. Education's response demonstrates corrective actions taken towards fully implementing the recommendation.

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

Education has made a training video available to all school food authorities through its website and notified them of the availability of the training. The video details the Buy American requirement and step school food authorities should take to maintain compliance.

All Recommendations in 2016-139

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.