UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
The Superintendent or designee shall annually provide written notification of the district’s uniform complaint procedures (UCP) to students, employees,
parents/guardians, the district advisory committee, school advisory committees, appropriate private school officials or representatives, and other interested
parties (5 CCR 4622). The Superintendent or designee shall make available copies of the district’s uniform complaint procedures free of charge. (5 CCR
The district is primarily responsible for compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
The person(s), position(s), or unit(s) responsible for receiving complaints is:
The district shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints at the local level using the policies and procedures adopted by the local board as the Uniform
Complaint Procedures. These procedures shall be used when addressing complaints alleging unlawful discrimination based on actual or perceived sex,
sexual orientation, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, color or physical or mental disability, or failure to comply
with state and/or federal laws in adult education, consolidated categorical aid programs, career technical and technical education and training programs, child
nutrition programs, and special education programs.
Any individual, public agency, or organization may file a written complaint of alleged noncompliance by the district (5 CCR 4630). Complainants shall be
protected from retaliation and the identity of a complainant alleging discrimination shall remain confidential as appropriate.
The district complaint review shall be completed within 60 calendar days from the date of receipt of the complaint unless the parties have agreed in writing to
an extension of the timeline.
An unlawful discrimination complaint must be filed not later than six months from the date the alleged discrimination occurs, or six months from the date the
complainant first obtains knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination.
APPEALS TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
You may appeal the district’s decision to the CDE by filing a written appeal with the State Superintendent within fifteen days after receiving the district
The appeal must:
- Specify the basis for the appeal of the decision and whether the facts are incorrect and/or the law is misapplied.
- Include a copy of the original complaint and a copy of the district’s decision.
CIVIL LAW REMEDIES
Civil law remedies may be available under state or federal discrimination laws, if applicable. A complainant may pursue available civil law remedies outside of
the district’s complaint procedures. Complainants may seek assistance from mediation centers or public/private interest attorneys. Civil law remedies that
may be imposed by a court include, but are not limited to, injunctions and restraining orders.