The Williams Lawsuit Settlement, reached in late August 2004 and enacted into law September 2004. The laws ensure that all students have equal access to the basics of a quality education, including textbooks and instructional materials, safe and decent school facilities, qualified teachers, accurate reporting on the School Accountability Report Card, and a Uniform Complaint for alleged violations. The settlement impacts all districts and schools in California and is in line with current goals of equal education opportunities and closing the achievement gap for students in California.
Districts are required to maintain their own UCP complaint logs and to report their Williams Settlement-related complaints via county database. Quarterly reminders will be sent to appropriate personnel.