Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Bureau of State Audits School Bullying Survey

California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
January 18, 2013

Dear County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators:

BUREAU OF STATE AUDITS SCHOOL BULLYING SURVEY

The Bureau of State Audits (BSA) is in the process of conducting a School Safety and Nondiscrimination Laws audit centering on school bullying. The audit scope and objectives include examining how the California Department of Education (CDE) supports and monitors the local educational agencies’ (LEA) compliance with state education laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

The BSA will gather statewide data to determine how the LEAs address discrimination, harassment, and bullying. Further, they will be looking at best practices that have been identified by the CDE, the LEAs, or other entities.

In the next few weeks, the BSA is sending out a survey to all LEAs in California to assist with information gathering. I strongly encourage your cooperation with the BSA and hope that you will make time to respond to the survey.

The information obtained through this audit process will serve to strengthen our collective ability to serve the students in California.

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact Stephanie Papas, School Health Education Consultant, Coordinated School Health and Safety Office, by phone at 916-319-0914 or by e-mail at spapas@cde.ca.gov [Note: the preceding contact information is no longer valid. Please contact Nancy Zarenda by phone at 916-445-8441 or by e-mail at NZarenda@cde.ca.gov.].

Sincerely,

Tom Torlakson

TT:sp

Last Reviewed: Monday, June 5, 2017

Recently Posted in Editorials & Letters

  • Educational Stability for Students in Foster Care (added 13-Oct-2017)
    Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding educational stability requirements for students in foster care.
  • The 2018 CAAASA Summit (added 09-Oct-2017)
    Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the 2018 California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators Professional Development (CAAASA) Summit.
  • The Race to Submit Initiative (added 05-Oct-2017)
    Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding the Race to Submit campaign.
  • Collaboration in Common (added 04-Oct-2017)
    Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding Collaboration in Common, which is an online professional learning community and resource exchange platform for all California educators.
  • CA New Accountability System & System of Support (added 02-Oct-2017)
    California's New Accountability System & System of Support: Dashboard rollout

  • 2017 CalEd Grant Initiative (updated 29-Sep-2017)
    Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the Commission On Teacher Credentialing CalEd Grant Initiative.
  • Digital Citizenship Week is Oct. 16-20 (added 29-Sep-2017)
    Fall Digital Citizenship Week is October 16-20, 2017
  • 2017 California STEAM Symposium (added 21-Sep-2017)
    Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Principals regarding the 2017 California Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Symposium.
  • English Learner Roadmap Policy (added 21-Sep-2017)
    Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the English Learner Roadmap Policy.
  • Cal Grant GPA Submissions Due Oct. 1 (added 20-Sep-2017)
    Joint Letter about Cal Grant Grade Point Average Submission Reminder for Oct. 1