|December 6, 2017 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #23 ORANGE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FIRST QUARTER REPORT – WILLIAMS SETTLEMENT LEGISLATION|
Board Agenda page 378
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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.
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