Updated 7/10/20: School facility inspections will be conducted in the usual way with a few modifications based on guidance from the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) in light of the current COVID-19 Pandemic.
Schools in the current cohort will remain on the list until a new list is generated by the CDE. Currently there is no timeline for when that will happen.
A schedule of upcoming announced inspections will be available to District Contacts approximately two weeks prior to an inspection (see schedules posted on our website). Schools may now be inspected when no students are present.
A phone call and/or email will notify the school site of the inspection one to two weeks prior.
The legislation states that twenty-five percent of all schools are to be unannounced inspections however, as a courtesy we will give three days advance notice for these inspections.
We inspect forty to sixty percent of the classrooms along with all common areas and all student restrooms. We may adjust this percentage to between 25% - 50% to avoid contact with students and staff as much as possible.
If an extreme deficiency is observed, the school will have thirty calendar days from the date of the inspection to correct the deficiencies prior to our “follow up” inspection. In some cases a photo of resolved extreme deficiencies will be accepted to limit additional visits.
After all inspections and/or follow ups, the School and District will be notified of the results by email.
If your site receives an overall rating of Fair or Poor for your 1st yearly inspection, you are entitled to a second inspection (Re-Inspection), by a different inspector, as scheduling permits, prior to May 1st.