Galt Joint Union High School District
ANNUAL NOTIFICATION OF THE UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES (UCP)
2014 - 2015
For students, employees, parents/guardians, school and district advisory committee members, appropriate private school officials, and other interested parties
The Galt Joint Union High School District has the primary responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations and has established procedures to address allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and complaints alleging a violation of state or federal laws governing educational programs and the charging of unlawful pupil fees.
The Galt Joint Union High School District shall investigate all allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying against any protected group based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation , or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics; or, 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 LEA, 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:
* Consolidated Categorical Aid Programs
* Migrant Education
* Career Technical and Technical Education and Training Programs
* Child Nutrition Programs
* Special Education Programs
* Safety Planning Requirements
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June 26, 2012
A complaint of noncompliance with laws relating to pupil fees may be filed pursuant to the local UCP. 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 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 shall not be filed later than one year from the date the alleged violation occurred.
Complaints other than complaints relating to pupil fees must be filed in writing with the following compliance officer:
Name* and/or Title: Director of Student Services
Unit or office: Galt Joint Union High School District
Address: 12945 Marengo Road Galt, CA 95632
Telephone Number: 209-745-0249
*Complaints of noncompliance with laws relating to pupil fees are filed with a principal of a school. A complaint regarding pupil fees may be filed anonymously if the complaint provides evidence or information to support an allegation of noncompliance with laws relating to pupil fees.
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 sixty (60) day time period may be extended by written agreement of the complainant. The LEA person responsible for investigating the complaint shall conduct and complete the investigation in accordance with sections 4680-4687 and in accordance with local procedures adopted under section 4621.
The complainant has a right to appeal [the LEA]’s Decision to the California Department of Education (CDE) by filing a written appeal within 15 days of receiving the LEA’s Decision. The appeal must include a copy of the complaint filed with [the LEA] and a copy of the LEA’s Decision.
Civil law remedies may be available under state or federal discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying laws, if applicable. In appropriate cases, an appeal may be filed pursuant to Education Code Section 262.3. A complainant may pursue available civil law remedies outside of the LEA’s complaint procedures. Complainants may seek assistance from mediation centers or public/private interest attorneys. Civil law remedies that may be imposed by a court include, but are not limited to, injunctions and restraining orders.
A copy of the Galt Joint Union High School District’s UCP policy and complaint procedures shall be available free of charge.