Uniform Complaint Procedures
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, Persian, 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.
2023-24 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.
The UCP Annual Notice is available on our website. The district has the primary responsibility for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, including those related to unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or 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 and Career Technical and Technical Training Programs
- Child Care and Development Programs
- Compensatory Education
- Consolidated Categorical Aid Programs
- Course Periods without Educational Content
- Discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying against any protected group as identified under sections 200 and 220 and Section 11135 of the Government Code, including any actual or perceived characteristic as set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, in any program or activity conducted by an educational institution, as defined in Section 210.3, that is funded directly by, or that receives or benefits from, any state financial assistance
- Educational and graduation requirements for pupils in foster care, pupils who are homeless, pupils from military families and pupils formerly in Juvenile Court now enrolled in a school district
- 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 Plans for Student Achievement
- School Safety Plans
- Schoolsite Councils
- State Preschool
- State Preschool Health And Safety Issues In LEAs Exempt From Licensing
- Any complaint alleging retaliation against a complainant or other participant in the complaint process or anyone who has acted to uncover or report a violation subject to this policy
- And any other state or federal educational program the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) of the California Department of Education (CDE) or designee deems appropriate.
Filing a UCP Complaint
A UCP complaint shall be filed no later than one year from the date the alleged violation occurred. Complaints alleging harassment, discrimination, intimidation, or bullying by or against a student on the basis of the complainant’s protected status must be filed within six months of the date the complainant knew or should have known of the alleged conduct. For complaints relating to Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP), the date of the alleged violation is the date when the reviewing authority approves the LCAP or annual update that was adopted by our agency.
A pupil enrolled in any of our public schools shall not be required to pay a pupil fee for participation in an educational activity. A pupil fee complaint may be filed with the principal of a school or our superintendent or their designee. A pupil fee or LCAP complaint may be filed anonymously, that is, without an identifying signature, if the complainant provides evidence or information leading to evidence to support an allegation of noncompliance.
A UCP complaint alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying shall be initiated by filing a complaint not later than six 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 district or county superintendent or charter school administrator or similarly authorized charter school individual, or that person's designee, upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the extension. 5 CCR 4630
Responsibilities of the San Juan Unified School District
We shall post a standardized notice, in addition to this notice, with educational and graduation requirements for pupils in foster care, pupils who are homeless, pupils from military families and pupils formerly in Juvenile Court now enrolled in a school district.
We advise complainants of the opportunity to appeal an Investigation Report of complaints regarding programs within the scope of the UCP to the Department of Education (CDE).
We advise complainants of civil law remedies, including injunctions, restraining orders, or other remedies or orders that may be available under state or federal discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying laws, if applicable.
Copies of our UCP procedures shall be available free of charge.
For UCP Complaints Regarding State Preschool Health and Safety Issues Pursuant to Section 1596.7925 of the California Health and Safety Code (HSC)
In order to identify appropriate subjects of state preschool health and safety issues pursuant to Section 1596.7925 of the California Health and Safety Code (HSC) a notice shall be posted in each California state preschool program classroom in each school in our agency.
The notice is in addition to this UCP annual notice and addresses parents, guardians, pupils, and teachers of (1) the health and safety requirements under Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations (5 CCR) that apply to California state preschool programs pursuant to HSC Section 1596.7925, and (2) the location at which to obtain a form to file a complaint.
Complaints within the scope of the UCP are to be filed with the person responsible for processing complaints:
Fhanysha C. Gaddis, General Counsel
3738 Walnut Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
The above contact is knowledgeable about the laws and programs that they are assigned to investigate in San Juan Unified School District.