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information on the settlement in the Williams vs State of California lawsuits can be obtained at:http://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/ce/wc/index.asp or by calling 1-877-532-2533

SUMMARY OF NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT IN THE WILLIAMS v. STATE OF CALIFORNIA EDUCATION LAWSUIT

Williams v. State of California is a statewide class action lawsuit about California’s duty to provide every public school student with instructional materials, safe and decent school facilities, and qualified teachers. After four years of litigation, the parties in the case reached a Settlement Agreement on August 13, 2004. The Settlement Agreement provides for a package of legislative proposals designed to ensure that all students will have books in specified subjects and that their schools will be clean and in safe condition. The legislation also takes steps toward assuring that children have qualified teachers. The California legislature has already passed statutes implementing the settlement and the new laws will begin taking effect during the current school year. If the Court approves the settlement, some lawsuits brought over the next four years by students, parents, and teachers may be prohibited. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Peter J. Busch will decide whether to approve the settlement at a hearing in San Francisco on March 23, 2005 at 9 a.m. You may submit written comments to the Court regarding this settlement and you can appear in Court to testify at the hearing. You can find out more information about this class action and the March 23 court hearing and get a complete copy of plaintiffs’ Notice of Settlement and other related documents at www.decentschools.org or by calling the toll-free information line, 1-877-532-2533. 


RESUMEN DE LA NOTIFICACIÓN DE CONCILIACIÓN DE CLASE EN EL JUICIO EN MATERIA DE EDUCACIÓN WILLIAMS v. ESTADO DE CALIFORNIA

Williams v. Estado de California es un juicio de acción de clase en todo el estado acerca del deber que California tiene de brindar materiales de enseñanza, instalaciones escolares seguras y decentes, y maestros certificados a todos los alumnos de las escuelas públicas. Después de cuatro años de litigio, las partes del caso llegaron a un Acuerdo de Conciliación el 13 de agosto de 2004. El Acuerdo de Conciliación establece un paquete de propuestas legislativas a fin de garantizar que los alumnos tengan los libros de las materias especificadas y que sus escuelas estén limpias y sean seguras. Asimismo, la legislación toma las medidas para garantizar que los alumnos tengan maestros certificados. La legislatura de California ha sancionado leyes que implementan la conciliación y las nuevas leyes entrarán en vigencia durante el presente año escolar. Si el Tribunal aprueba la conciliación, algunas acciones legales iniciadas durante los próximos cuatro años por los alumnos, padres y maestros podrán inhabilitarse. El Juez del Tribunal Superior de San Francisco, Peter J. Busch, resolverá si aprueba o no la conciliación en una audiencia que se llevará a cabo en San Francisco el 23 de marzo de 2005 a las 9 a.m. Usted tiene la posibilidad presentar comentarios escritos ante el Tribunal sobre esta conciliación y puede comparecer ante el Tribunal a fin de prestar testimonio en la audiencia. Puede encontrar más información acerca de esta acción de clase y acerca de la audiencia del 23 de marzo y obtener una copia completa de la Notificación de Conciliación de los demandantes y de otros documentos relacionados en www.decentschools.org o llamando a la línea de información gratuita, 1-877-532-2533.


Click on the following links to view the complaint forms. 

Complaint Form Spanish

Complaint Form English

 


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