December 6, 2017 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #23 ORANGE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FIRST QUARTER REPORT – WILLIAMS SETTLEMENT LEGISLATION

Board Agenda page 378

Board Audio: None

The Eliezer Williams, et al., vs. State of California, et al. (Williams) case was filed as a class action in 2000 in San Francisco County Superior Court.

The case was settled in 2004, and as a result school districts must provide public school students with equal access to instructional materials, safe and decent school facilities, and qualified teachers. 

Board Policy 1312.4 mandates school districts establish policies and procedures to resolve deficiencies related to textbooks and instructional materials, teacher vacancies or mis-assignments, and facility conditions posing a threat to student/staff health or safety. Furthermore, Education Code § 35186 requires any deficiencies or complaints be reported to the Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled public meeting each quarter.

No Blue Card Was Pulled- I would have pulled this Item if I was able to attend.

The report states that OCDE requested data regarding uniform complaints related to textbooks and instructional materials, facility conditions, and teacher vacancies or mis-assignments received during the fourth quarter.

Then states: No Complaints were filed in your district during the period April through June 2017.

April - June is NOT the 4th quarter.

The following Williams Complaints regarding Facilities have been filed in October, November and December:

Clarence Lobo ES

Concordia ES

Las Palmas ES 

Marblehead ES

RH Dana ES

Truman Benedict ES 

Bernice Ayers MS

Shorecliffs MS

San Clemente HS

San Juan Hills HS

Tesoro HS I

Tesoro HS II

Appeal to the State of California: Tesoro High School Williams Complaint

The Principal from San Clemente HS and Concordia ES forwarded their complaints to the District.

No other Principals have acknowledged the receipt of their complaints.

CUSD has not responded to, or acknowledged any of these complaints to date. If CUSD does not respond then an Appeal can be filed with the State of California.

An Appeal was filed for Tesoro High School December 22, 2017.

 

This report was released in 2013 and has not been up-dated since the implementation of California's Local Control Funding Formula.

Decent Schools for California: Williams v. California Lessons from Nine Years of Implementation Facilities start on Page 25