Williams Settlement


Contact:
   Lori Breyer, School Support Coordinator
   (707) 445-7019

The Williams, et al., vs. State of California case was filed as a class action in 2000. 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 teachers.

As a result of the Williams case, CDE has changed the School Accountability Report Card to help all schools report the overall condition of their facilities, the number of teacher misassignments, and the availability of textbooks or instructional materials. The County Office of Education audits schools each year to verify compliance in these areas and conducts on-site reviews of those identified by the CDE for Williams reviews.

 

QEIA (Quality Education Investment Act)


The Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) was passed to improve student academic success in California's lowest performing schools by creating substantially improved conditions for teaching and learning. County Superintendents must perform oversight and monitoring functions to ensure these requirements are fulfilled in schools receiving QEIA funding.