Williams Legislation and Sufficiency

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  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, teacher vacancies, and information reported on the School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The eligibility list is typically updated every three years.  Because of the changes to the state testing model, this cohort of schools will continue to be subject to an annual visit until further notice.

Requirements for All Schools

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

Additional Requirements for Schools Subject to a Williams Audit

Information and additional resources for schools subject to an annual Williams audit by the San Diego County Office of Education.

 Williams 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


Williams Coordinator & Instructional MatlsChris Woehler
Instructional Resources and Materials Department
(858) 496-8461

Brian Ehms
Supervisor, Physical Plant Operations

(858) 627-7227

Teacher Assignments
Aurelia (Litta) Buras
Human Resource Services Supervisor
SARC (School Accountability Report Cards)Kathryn Smart
(619) 725-7653
Uniform Complaint

Sandra Chong
Assistant General Counsel
(619) 725-5630