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As Williams is monitored by county offices of education, there is a wealth of information on the CCSESA website. CCSESA is the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association.
Williams information can be found at
You can find the Williams coordinator for your county listed here:
Susan Pennell Manager, Library Media Services Madera County Office of Education 559/673.6051 x263
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The CDE has FAQs on instructional materials on the Web site at
. This includes questions regarding Williams and sufficiency of instructional materials, including the provision of electronic instructional materials. Here are two of the questions with their answers:
What does "sufficiency of instructional materials" mean?
Education Code Section 60119(c)(1) states that sufficient textbooks or instructional materials means, "each pupil, including English Learners, has a standards-aligned textbook or instructional materials, or both, to use in class and to take home. This paragraph does not require two sets of textbooks or instructional materials for each pupil." This specifically applies to four subject areas: reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and history-social science.
Do Web-based or electronic textbooks count as instructional materials?
Yes, but in order to meet the definition of sufficient instructional materials students need to have access to the materials both at school and at home. This presumes that students with Web-based materials have access to computers and the Internet in school and at home and students with electronic textbooks have access to computers in school and at home.
The Williams settlement in
)Section 60119(c)(1) defines sufficient textbooks or instructional materials as:
each pupil, including
, has a standards-aligned textbook or instructional materials, or both, to use in class and to take home.
Section 48904 holds parents or guardians responsible for the cost of replacing a textbook that is defaced or not returned. Section 48904 (b)(1) further allows schools to:
withhold the withhold the grades, diploma, and transcripts of the pupil responsible for the damage until the pupil or the pupil's parent or guardian has paid for the damages…
Section 48904 (b)(2) gives the process:
The school district or private school shall notify the parent or guardian of the pupil in writing of the pupil's alleged misconduct before withholding the pupil's grades, diploma, or transcripts pursuant to this subdivision. When the minor and parent are unable to pay for the damages, or to return the property, the school district or private school shall provide a program of
for the minor in lieu of the payment of
. Upon completion of the voluntary work, the grades, diploma, and transcripts of the pupil shall be released.
Section 48904 (b) (3) requires:
The governing board of each school district or governing body of each private school shall establish rules and regulations governing procedures for the implementation of this subdivision…
Local school districts
should have developed their own policies to meet these statutory requirements.
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