Senate Bill 550 Williams Legislation
Education Code Section 35186
UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
The Orchard School District Governing Board recognizes that the
District has the responsibility to: (1) provide students with
sufficient instructional materials; (2) assign teachers in a position
that the employee is authorized to hold; and (3) maintain a clean
and safe school. As a result of the Williams Settlement, Section
35186 of the Education Code requires districts to annually notify
the public of the procedures to address the following types of
A pupil, including an English learner, does not have standards-aligned textbooks, or instruction materials, or state adopted or district adopted textbooks, or other required instructional materials to use in class.
A pupil does not have access to instructional materials to use at home or after school in order to complete required homework assignments.
Textbooks or instructional materials are in poor or unusable condition, have missing pages, or are unreadable due to damage.
Facility Conditions that Pose Emergency or Urgent Threats to the Health and/or Safety of Pupils and/or StaffGo To Top of Page
Wall, ceiling and roof leaks
Nonfunctioning heating, ventilation, fire sprinklers, or air conditioning systems
Electrical power failure
Major sewer line stoppage
Major pest or vermin infestation
Broken windows or exterior doors or gates that will not lock and that pose a security risk
Abatement of hazardous materials previously undiscovered that pose an immediate threat to pupils or staff
Structural damage creating a hazardous or uninhabitable condition
Any other emergency condition that the school district determines appropriate
Any cosmetic or nonessential repairs are not included under this policy.
If a person is not satisfied with the resolution of the complaint, the person can appeal to the Governing Board of the school district at a regular scheduled hearing/meeting.
If the complaint involves facility issues that pose an emergency or urgent threat, an appeal can be sent directly to the Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI). The SPI will provide a written report to the State Board of Education describing the complaint and proposed remedy, as appropriate.
Starting with the quarter of January through March 2005, the Superintendent is responsible for submitting a quarterly report to the County Superintendent and the Governing Board on the nature and resolution of complaints addressing insufficient instructional materials, teacher vacancies and misassignments, and the emergency or urgent facilities issues.
The summaries must be publicly reported on a quarterly basis at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Governing Board.