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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
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);
Physical Education Instructional Minutes
Reasonable Accommodations to a Lactating Pupil
Regional Occupational Centers and Programs
School Safety Plans
Tobacco-Use Prevention Education
A pupil fee includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.