After a period of notice of settlement to the plaintiff class and an opportunity for the class to comment on the settlement, the Court approved the settlement agreement at a hearing on March 23, 2005.
Statutes Implementing the Settlement
Amendments to the Settlement Legislation
Schools Affected by the Settlement
All public schools in California are affected by the settlement. For example, every school district must now provide a uniform complaint process for complaints regarding insufficient instructional materials, unsafe or unhealthy facility conditions, and teacher vacancies and misassignments. In addition, schools ranked in deciles one through three on the 2006 Base Academic Performance Index (API) receive additional funds and oversight.
Court Documents re Settlement
Announcement of Proposed Settlement
Governor Signs Legislation Implementing the Settlement
Notice of Settlement to Plaintiff Class