Williams v. State of California Education Lawsuit Settlement
The settlement of the Williams lawsuit, and the resulting legislation signed into state law on September 29, 2004, affects all districts and schools in California. SB 6 (Alpert), SB 550 (Vasconcellos), AB 1550 (Goldberg), and AB 3001 (Daucher) impose new responsibilities and duties on both districts and counties in an attempt to ensure that all public school students are provided equally with appropriate instructional materials, safe and adequate school facilities, and qualified teachers. Official California legislative information is available online.
Under this legislation County Offices of Education are given new oversight responsibilities for the districts in their county. The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is committed to implementing these new responsibilities in partnership with districts and in a manner that provides assistance to the schools rather than simply a "compliance exercise."
- 2012-13 Site Visitation Calendar (Sacramento County Williams schools)
- Results of Williams site reviews
- Sample Williams Complaint Notice (Elementary)
- Sample Williams Complaint Notice (Middle School/High School)
- Williams complaint form for SCOE schools and programs—If you are a parent or gauardian and would like to file a complaint regarding your school, please contact your principal or school district directly.
- Response form for Williams complaints (MS Word: 29 KB)
- California Department of Education (CDE) Williams information
- CCSESA Williams information (California County Superintendents Educational Services Association)
- Williams Facility Inspection Tool (FIT) Information