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County Oversight: Williams Case Settlement (Flexible Funds)

Funding Description

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

Before 2008-09, funds were restricted for county office of education (COE) oversight purposes as part of the 2004 Williams Case Settlement; each COE must review, monitor, and report on the state of schools ranked in deciles 1 to 3, inclusive, of the 2006 base API. The review includes: 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 County offices of education that received funding in 2008-09 are eligible for funds.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority SBX3 4 (Chapter 12, Statutues of 2009) Section 15, SBX3 1 (Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009) as amended by ABX4 1 (Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009), Budget Item 6110-266-0001, and Education Code 1242
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8590
Total Available $6,814,000
Recipient Amount For 2009-10, COEs will receive the same amount as 2008-09, less approx. 5.27%
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funding for this program from fiscal years 2009-10 through 2012-13 will be based on 2008-09 funding levels. LEAs will receive the same percentage of the available funding they received from the allocated funds in 2008-09.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Williams Case  []
Fiscal Unavailable
Flexibility Action on the 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts
Funding ResultsRes-09: Williams Case Settlement []
Other Funding for this program is among those that are generally flexible pursuant to SBX3 4 Section 15, Education Code (EC) Section 42605, enacted in February 2009. However, ABX4 2 Section 15, enacted in July 2009 imposed additional restrictions related to this program by requiring county offices of education to fulfill all of the requirements of EC Section 1240 and 44258.9.


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: September 24, 2014

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