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Safety Update

Parents, Guardians, and Members of the Colusa USD Community;

There have been multiple reports in the news of people in clown costumes frightening children (and adults) across the country.  In some instances these “clowns” have created social media pages and used those venues to issue threats. 

There are rumors here in Colusa about such activities, but at this point I have checked with Colusa PD and we have no information that any threat has been made toward our schools.  The Colusa PD is aware of the situation, and will alert us immediately should such a threat occur.

Please reassure your children that our schools and school events, are safe.  Help them understand that we will always be vigilant in protecting them from any threat.  The community will be informed immediately via multiple methods of communication should any threat occur. 

If you notice something suspicious, please contact your child's school or dial 458-7777 for Colusa PD or 911 as appropriate. 

Thank you for helping us keep CUSD a safe place for kids.

Mr. Newman

CUSD Superintendent

UCP Annual Notice for 2016-2017


Colusa Unified School District


For students, employees, parents/guardians, school and district advisory committee members, private school officials, and other interested parties


The Colusa Unified School District  has the primary responsibility for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. We have established Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) to address allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and complaints alleging violation of state or federal laws governing educational programs, the charging of unlawful pupil fees and the non-compliance of our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).


We will investigate all allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying against any protected group as identified in Education Code section 200 and 220 and Government Code section 11135, including any actual or perceived characteristics as set forth in Penal Code section 422.55 or on the basis or 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 the agency, which is funded directly by, or that receives or benefits from any state financial assistance.


The UCP shall also be used when addressing complaints alleging failure to comply with state and/or federal laws in:

After School Education and Safety

Agricultural Vocational Education

Career Technical Education

Child Nutrition        

Compensatory Education

Consolidated Categorical Aid

Course Periods without Educational Content

Education of Pupils in Foster Care and Pupils who are Homeless

Every Student Succeeds Act / No Child Left Behind

Local Control Accountability Plans (including Charter Schools as described in EC §§ 47606.5 and 47607.3);

Migrant Education

Physical Education Instructional Minutes

Pupil Fees

Reasonable Accommodations to a Lactating Pupil

Regional Occupational Centers and Programs

School Safety Plans

Special Education

Tobacco-Use Prevention Education


A pupil fee includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A purchase that a pupil is required to make to obtain materials, supplies, equipment, or clothes associated with an educational activity.

A pupil fees or LCAP complaint may be filed anonymously if the complainant provides 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.

We shall post a standardized notice of the educational rights of foster and homeless youth, as specified in Education Code Sections 48853, 48853.5, 48853.5, 49069.5, 51225.1, and 51225.2. This notice shall include complaint process information, as applicable.


Complaints other than issues relating to pupil fees must be filed in writing with the following designated to receive complaints:


Name or title: Superintendent

Unit or office: Colusa Unified School District

Address: 745 Tenth Street, Colusa, CA 95932

Phone: 530.458.77791E-mail address:


A pupil fees complaint is filed with the [name of agency] and/or the principal of a school.

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 his or her designee.


Complaints will be investigated and a written Decision or report will be sent to the complainant within sixty (60) 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 section 4621. 


The complainant has a right to appeal our Decision of complaints regarding specific programs, pupil fees and the LCAP to the California Department of Education (CDE) by filing a written appeal within 15 days of receiving our Decision. The appeal must be accompanied by a copy of the originally-filed complaint and a copy of our 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 our UCP compliant policies and procedures is available free of charge from the District Office.  Call 530.458-7791.  

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The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.