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Valenzuela CAHSEE Settlement


In February 2006, Morrison & Foerster LLP representing California students unable to graduate as a result of failing the CAHSEE, filed a class action lawsuit against the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State of California, the California Department of Education, and the California State Board of Education. The lawsuit alleged that the State failed to provide students, especially those living in poverty, with an equal and reasonable opportunity to pass the CAHSEE.

Resulting Legislation

AB 347 (Nava, Chapter 526, Statutes of 2007)

Requires school districts, charter schools, and county superintendents that participate in a specified categorical funding program -- the intensive instruction and services program -- to offer services to students who did not pass the CAHSEE by the end of grade 12.

Establishes oversight and monitoring responsibilities for county superintendents.

Valenzuela/CAHSEE Training Materials for Districts

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English Language Materials

Letter from Jack O'Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction (pdf - 320 KB)

Valenzuela Overview

Local Agency Forms and Templates

Additional Resources


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County Office of Education Translated Materials

Kings County Office of Education – Spanish

Santa Clara County Office of Education – Spanish


If you have any questions about the Valenzuela CAHSEE Settlement, please contact:

Terry Koehne, Chief Communications Officer
Contra Costa County Office of Education

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Page updated on: September 28, 2015

Rev: 0.4-010514-BETA4