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File #: 21-1131    Version: 1 Name: 2021 Annual Williams Lawsuit Agreement Report
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/27/2021 In control: Administrative Office
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action: 11/16/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Accept the 2021 Annual Williams Lawsuit Agreement Report from the Fresno County Office of Education.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Annual Letter and Report
DATE: November 16, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Jim A. Yovino, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools

SUBJECT: 2021 Annual Williams Lawsuit Agreement Report

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Accept the 2021 Annual Williams Lawsuit Agreement Report from the Fresno County Office of Education.
REPORT
As part of the Williams Lawsuit Agreement of 2004, California Education Code Section 1240 requires that the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools visit schools identified in Fresno County and report to your Board the results of the visits at a regularly scheduled November Board meeting.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

There are no alternative actions.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended action.

DISCUSSION:

As part of the Williams Lawsuit Agreement of 2004, California Education Code Section 1240 requires that the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools visit schools within Fresno County and report the result to your Board. Jim A. Yovino visited 103 Fresno County schools from August through October 2021 and reviewed the School Accountability Report Cards for the 2020-21 school year. Teacher misassignments are no longer part of the Williams Report as the California Department of Education has implemented a new monitoring process at the state level.

The purpose of the visits was to complete the following:

1. Ensure students have access to "sufficient" instructional materials in four core subject areas (English language arts, mathematics, history/social science, science) and, as appropriate, science laboratory equipment, foreign languages, and health;

2. Assess compliance with facility maintenance to identify conditions that "pose an emergency or urgent threat to the health or safety of pupils or staff" and ensure facilities are in good repair; and

3. Determine if the school has provided accurate data for the annual School Accountability Report Card related to instructional materials and facilities main...

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