UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
Note: You may be prompted to sign-in when following the links to specific Board Policies and Administrative Regulations. When prompted, use "public" as the username and "sjusd" as the password.This page provides details on the District's nondiscrimination policies and Uniform Complaint Procedures. You can use the Uniform Complaint Form to file a complaint. This form is also available in the following languages: Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. BP 1312.3 and AR 1312.3 provide additional information on Uniform Complaints. BP 3260 and AR 3260 provide additional information on Student Fees while BP 5131.2 details the Board Policy on bullying.
2020-2021 Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) Annual Notice
San Juan Unified annually notifies its students, employees, parents or guardians of its students, district advisory committees, school advisory committees, appropriate private school officials, and other interested parties of the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) process. This notice is also available in the following languages: Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
The district has the primary responsibility for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, including those related to unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying against any protected group, and all programs and activities that are subject to the UCP.
The UCP process shall be used when addressing complaints alleging failure to comply with state and/or federal laws in:
- Accommodations for Pregnant and Parenting Pupils
- Adult Education
- After School Education and Safety
- Agricultural Career Technical Education
- Career Technical and Technical Education
- Career Technical, and Technical Training (State)
- Career Technical Education (Federal)
- Child Care and Development
- Compensatory Education
- Course Periods without Educational Content
- Education of Pupils in Foster Care, Pupils who are Homeless, former Juvenile Court Pupils now enrolled in a school district, and Children of Military Families
- Every Student Succeeds Act
- Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP)
- Migrant Education
- Physical Education Instructional Minutes
- Pupil Fees
- Reasonable Accommodations to a Lactating Pupil
- Regional Occupational Centers and Programs
- School Plan for Student Achievement
- School Safety Plans
- Schoolsite Councils
- State Preschool
- State Preschool Health And Safety Issues In LEAs Exempt From Licensing
A pupil fee includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
- A fee charged to a pupil as a condition for registering for school or classes, or as a condition for participation in a class or an extracurricular activity, regardless of whether the class or activity is elective or compulsory, or is for credit.
- A security deposit, or other payment, that a pupil is required to make to obtain a lock, locker, book, class apparatus, musical instrument, clothes, or other materials or equipment.
- A purchase that a pupil is required to make to obtain materials, supplies, equipment, or clothes associated with an educational activity.
A pupil fee complaint may be filed with the principal of a school or the district’s compliance officer as designated below. A pupil fee and/or LCAP complaint may be filed anonymously, however, the complainant must provide evidence, or information leading to evidence, to support the complaint.
A pupil enrolled in a public school shall not be required to pay a pupil fee for participation in an educational activity.
A pupil fee complaint shall be filed no later than one year from the date the alleged violation occurred.
The district shall post a standardized notice of the educational rights of pupils in foster care, pupils who are homeless, former juvenile court pupils now enrolled in the school district, and pupils in military families, as specified in EC §§ 48853, 48853.5, 49069.5, 51225.1, and 51225.2. This notice shall include complaint process information, as applicable.
We shall post a notice to identify appropriate subjects of state preschool health and safety issues in each California state preschool program classroom in each school notifying parents, guardians, pupils, and teachers of (1) the health and safety requirements under Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations that apply to California state preschool programs pursuant to HSC section 1596.7925 and (2) where to get a form for a state preschool health and safety issues complaint.
The staff member, position, or unit responsible to receive UCP complaints in our agency is:
Linda C.T. Simlick, General Counsel
Legal Services Department
3738 Walnut Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608
Complaints alleging discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, must be filed within six (6) months from the date the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying occurred or the date the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, unless the time for filing is extended by the superintendent or designee.
Complaints will be investigated and a written decision or report will be sent to the complainant within forty (40) days from the receipt of the complaint. This time period may be extended by written agreement of the complainant. The person responsible for investigating the complaint shall conduct and complete the investigation in accordance with local procedures adopted under 5 CCR section 4621.
The complainant has a right to appeal the UCP decision regarding specific programs and activities subject to the UCP, pupil fees and the LCAP, by filing a written appeal within five (5) days to the district’s board of education; alternatively, the complainant has a right to appeal the district’s decision to the California Department of Education (CDE) by filing a written appeal within 15 days of receiving the decision. The appeal must be accompanied by a copy of the originally-filed complaint and a copy of the decision.
The complainant is advised of civil law remedies, including, but not limited to, injunctions, restraining orders, or other remedies or orders that may be available under state or federal discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying laws, if applicable.
A copy of the UCP complaint policies and procedures is available free of charge.