Williams Legislation

The Eliezer Williams, et al., vs. the State of California, et al. (Williams) case was filed as a class action in 2000 in San Francisco County Superior Court.

The plaintiffs include nearly 100 San Francisco County students, who filed suit against the State of California and state education agencies, including the

California Department of Education (CDE). 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, the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) reports the overall condition of the school facility, the number of teacher

misassignments and vacancies, and the availability of textbooks and/or instructional materials.


CDE Williams Webpage


California County Superintendents Educational Services Association


WilliamsAct.org (inspection tool)

Instructional Materials

Williams v. California is a class-action

lawsuit filed in May 2000 claiming that

the state's poorest children are being

denied equal educational opportunities.

For more information, click here.

Annual Sufficiency Resolution, E.C. 60119:








Settled in 2004, The Williams

Case resulted in oversight-related

activities for the lowest one-third of

schools in California based on test

scores to ensure "Good Repair," defined

as "clean, safe, and functional" in California

Education Code 17002(d)(1). 

Click here for more information.



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Kari Skidmore,


20030 East Telegraph Road

Santa Paula, CA  93060


Santa Clara ESD


20030 East Telegraph Road

Santa Paula,CA 93060


FAX: 805-525-4985





(805) 525-4573


20030 East Telegraph Road

Santa Paula, CA 93060