Williams Settlement

The Williams case legislation requires school districts to use its uniform complaint process to help identify and resolve any deficiencies related to instructional materials, teacher vacancy or miss-assignment, and emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of the pupils or staff.

Williams' Posting

Pursuant to California Education Code section 35186, you are hereby notified that:

A complaint form may be obtained at the school office, district office, or downloaded from this website.

You may download a copy of the California Department of Education complaint form from the following web site: http://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/ce/wc/index.asp

About the Case

The Eliezer Williams, et al., vs State of California, et al. (Williams) case was filed as a class action in 2000 in San Francisco Superior Court. The plaintiffs included nearly 100 San Francisco Coutny students who filed suit against the State of California and state education agencies, including he California Department of Education (CDE). 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 teacher. (California Department of Education - Explanation)

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