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September 13, 2017 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #26 Fourth Quarter Report- Williams Settlement Legislation Uniform Complaint

https://www.aclusocal.org/en/williams-complaint-process

CUSD is reporting that there were not any complaints filed with any school  in the district citing deficiencies related to textbooks and instructional materials, teacher vacancies or mis-assignments, and facility conditions posing a threat to student/staff health or safety during the quarter April 1 - June 30, 2017.

Eliezer Williams, et al., vs. State of California, et al. (Williams)

The basis of the lawsuit was that the agencies failed to provide public school students with equal access to instructional materials, safe and decent school facilities, and qualified teachers.

The case was settled in 2004, and as a result, the CDE has made changes to the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) template that all schools must update and publish annually.

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.

BLUE CARD - Dawn Urbanek

A Facilities complaint should have been filed by someone regarding the findings of the Kitchell Facilities Study of Ambuhel Elementary School.

The Kitchell study found the following which would violate the Williams settlement and gave the school a rating of POOR:

General Buildings: Life safety, ADA, inadequate restroom quantity

Mechanical Systems: Poor condition, end of useful life, rust, corrosion. Two
units inoperable

Plumbing Systems: Inoperable water heater, water fountains, calcium build up

Electrical Systems: Switchgear & panels past useful life, lamp replacement
difficult, added receptacles required

Fire Alarm Systems: Panel in poor condition

Fire Sprinkler Systems: No fire sprinkler in main building

The Associated Costs of Immediate (Williams Complaint) Repairs: $990,954.00