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County Oversight: Williams Case Settlement

Funding Description

Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated. Funding for this program is now unrestricted pursuant to SBX3 4 (Chapter 12, Statutes of 2009), enacted in February 2009. For additional information, please refer to the Action on 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts Web page.

Funding is available to county offices of education (COEs) for oversight purposes as part of the 2004 Eliezer Williams, et al. v. State of California, et al. Pursuant to Education Code Section 1240(c), COEs must use the funds to review, monitor, and report on the state of schools ranked in deciles 1 to 3, inclusive, of the 2006 base API. Conditions reviewed are: teacher training, certification, misassignment, and vacancies; hiring and retention practices of school districts; sufficiency of instructional materials; conditions of facilities that pose an emergency or urgent threat to the health or safety of pupils or staff; and determination of the accuracy of data reported on the school accountability report card with respect to adequate textbooks, instructional materials, and school facilities.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Schools that ranked in decile one, two, or three on the 2006 Base Academic Performance Index (API) will generate oversight funds for the COEs.
Other Eligibility Considerations Eligible charter schools that "opted in" by September 14, 2007, would have generated funds for the COE; however no charter schools "opted in".
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code Section 1242; Budget Item 6110-266-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7385 / 8590
Total Available $10,000,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula COEs will receive funding for eligible schools in the amount of $2,500 per elementary; $3,500 per junior high or middle; and $5,000 per high school. In addition, a COE may receive additional funding for sites whose enrollment exceeds a specified threshold and if the COE is responsible for visiting more than 150 sites. The minimum allocation is $10,000 per COE.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsRes-08: Williams Case Settlement []
Other Up to $1,500,000 of the $10,000,000 appropriation may be used to provide funding to county offices of education for oversight activities required pursuant to Education Code Section 1240(c)(2)(E).


Program Julie Klein Briggs, 916-323-6191,
Fiscal Julie Klein Briggs, 916-323-6191,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-323-8068 (phone), 916-327-4873 (fax)
Last Modified: June 5, 2014

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