Complaints and Reports
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature. Sexual harassment complaints by and against students will be investigated and resolved in accordance with laws and district procedures specified in the Board Policy 5145.7.
Upon investigation of a sexual harassment complaint, any student or staff found to have engaged in sexual harassment or sexual violence in violation of this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action.
Complaints Against Employees
The complaint must be filed with the immediate supervisor or principal of the employee within 30 calendar days after complainant knew of events giving rise to this compliant.
A UCP complaint shall be filed no later than one year from the date the alleged violation occurred.
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.
California Education Code (EC) § 35186 created a procedure for the filing of complaints concerning deficiencies related to instructional materials, conditions of facilities that are not maintained in a clean or safe manner or in good repair, and teacher vacancy or misassignment. The complaint and response are public documents as provided by statute. Complaints may be filed anonymously. However, if you wish to receive a response, you must provide the following contact information.