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County Oversight: Williams Case Settlement

Funding Description

The Eliezer Williams, et al. v. State of California, et al. (Williams) case was filed as a class action suit in San Francisco in 2000. It alleged that public school students were not provided with equal access to instructional materials, safe and decent school facilities, and qualified teachers. As part of the 2004 Williams case settlement, funding is available to county offices of education (COEs) for oversight purposes. Each COE must use the funds to review, monitor, and report on teacher training, certification, misassignment, and hiring and retention practices of school districts. In addition, the funds must be used to conduct and report onsite visits as well as oversee schools’ compliance with the requirements for sufficient instructional materials.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Schools that ranked in decile one, two, or three of the prior year Academic Performance Index (API) will generate oversight funds for the COEs.
Other Eligibility Considerations Eligible charter schools that “opted in” by February 8, 2005, qualify for funding under the Williams settlement.
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 Senate Bill 550 (Chapter 900, Statutes of 2004) and Assembly Bill 3001 (Chapter 902, Statutes of 2004); Education Code sections 42127.6, 44258.9, 1240(c)(2), 1240(i)(2),(3)(4)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2004-05
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7385 / 8590
Total Available $15,000,000
Recipient Amount $3,000 for each qualifying school, minimum allocation of $20,000 per COE.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funds are allocated to COEs at a rate of $3,000 for each eligible school within the county. The minimum allocation is $20,000 per COE.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Williams Case  []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Thi Huynh, 916-324-4555,
Fiscal Thi Huynh, 916-324-4555,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-327-0538 (phone), 916-327-4873 (fax)
Last Modified: June 10, 2010
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