Williams Settlement and Our District

Williams Legislation and Sufficiency

For more information,
see Facts for Parents

Williams v. State of California is a statewide class action suit regarding sufficiency of instructional materials, adequacy of facilities and the qualification of teachers. In September 2004, the Williams Settlement Legislation was enacted into law requiring all districts in the State of California to provide sufficient instructional materials in core subject areas; maintain clean, safe facilities in good repair and take measures to guarantee all pupils have qualified teachers.

Requirements of the legislation affect all schools in the district. District schools identified as Academic Performance Index (API) 1-3 in 2012 and QEIA (Quality Education Investment Act) sites will be subject to an annual visit by the San Diego County Office of Education (the "County" or "SDCOE"). The purpose of the annual visits is to verify the sufficiency of instructional materials, condition of facilities and information reported on the School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The eligibility list is required to be updated every three (3) years.

Requirements for All Schools

All schools must meet the Williams Legislation requirements in the following categories:

  • Instructional Materials
  • Facilities
  • Teacher Assignments and Vacancies
  • School Accountability Report Card
  • Uniform Complaint Procedure and Valenzuela Settlement

Additional Requirements for API 1-3 and QEIA Schools

Information and additional resources for schools subject to a Williams audit can be found here.

Williams/QEIA Visited Sites -List of schools subject to a Williams audit by San Diego County Office of Education.

Additional District Requirements

Board Resolution on Sufficiency of Instructional Materials
The Williams legislation requires that districts certify the sufficiency of instructional materials at their schools through a Board resolution by the end of the eighth week of the school year. Annually, District staff bring forward for Board approval the "Resolution in the Matter of Certification of Sufficient Textbooks or Instructional Materials," affirming that each pupil in the district has sufficient materials that are consistent with the content and cycles of the curriculum framework adopted by the State Board of Education. This resolution certifies the sufficiency of instructional materials based on annual documentation from each school.

Related Resources

Contact Information

Instructional Resources and Materials
IMC, 2441 Cardinal Lane
San Diego, CA 92123-3798
(858) 496-8466 (858) 496-8466 - Phone

Responsibility: Contact:
Williams Coordinator Chris Woehler
Instructional Resources and Materials Department
[email protected]
(858) 496-8461
Instructional Materials Manager Chris Woehler
[email protected]
(858) 496-8461
Facilities Gary Bowers
Planner/Estimator/Inspector (General)
[email protected]
(858) 573-5740
Teacher Assignments Darin Noyes
Human Resources
[email protected]
SARC (School Accountability Report Cards) Chuck Allen
[email protected]
(619) 725-7191
Uniform Complaint Sandra Chong
Assistant General Counsel
[email protected]
(619) 725-5630
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