Dear Select County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators:
2021–24 Schools Eligible for Williams Monitoring
Senate Bill 114 (Chapter 48, Statutes of 2023) was recently signed into law and modifies California Education Code (EC) Section 1240 as it relates to the list of schools eligible for Williams monitoring. You are receiving this correspondence due to one or more schools in your local educational agency (LEA) being eligible for this list in the 2021–22 school year.
With this change in statute, the list of schools eligible for monitoring by county offices of education (COEs) previously issued from the 2021–22 school year will remain in place through the 2023–24 fiscal year. This list of schools has been renamed to the 2021–24 school year list of schools eligible for monitoring. The renamed list of schools and additional resources related to monitoring are available on the Williams Case – Schools Eligible for Monitoring web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/ce/wc/willamsmonitoring.asp.
As a reminder, this list is based upon the criteria set forth by EC Section 1240:
- Schools eligible for Comprehensive Support and Improvement under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
- Schools eligible for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under ESSA
- Schools with fifteen percent or more of the school’s teachers that do not possess a valid and clear or preliminary teaching credential.
Note: Dashboard Alternative School Status (DASS) are excluded from the Williams list.
COEs and LEAs are encouraged to review EC Section 1240 to confirm their understanding of the continued monitoring and reporting requirements of the law. Resources to support this work are available on the Williams Case web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/ce/wc/.
If you have any questions about the list of schools eligible for monitoring under the Williams Case, please contact the Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division by email at Dashboard@cde.ca.gov.
Cindy Kazanis, Director
Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division