WILLIAMS SETTLEMENT ACT
In May of 2000, a class action lawsuit was filed which included all K-12 students in California's most deficient schools. During the summer of 2004, the participants settled the Williams v. State of California lawsuit by agreeing to a legislative package that addressed the plaintiff's concerns. The legislative package was adopted as Education Code 35186.
The settlement included the requirement that all school districts in California adopt a resolution articulating the changes to their Uniform Complaint Procedures. The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education adopted the required resolution at a Board meeting on Tuesday, January 4, 2005.
Each school district is also required to post the Williams settlement summary in each classroom. Please note that this web site includes the Williams Settlement Summary and web links of interest.
Williams Settlement Summary
Attention Parents & Guardians
State law requires the following:
1. There should be sufficient textbooks and instructional materials. Each student, including English learners, must have a textbook or instructional materials, or both, to use in class and to take home to complete required homework assignments.
2. School facilities must be clean, safe, and maintained in good repair. If you do not think these requirements are being met, you can obtain a Uniform Complaint Form at the school office or the District Superintendent's office.
Links to Williams Settlement Information California Department of Education
California Department of Education
Link to CDE
Williams Settlement website
Link to Williams Act
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