Uniform Complaint Procedures/Title IX Coordination
a year ago
The District encourages the early, informal resolution of complaints at the site level whenever possible. Parents or guardians of students in the Val Verde Unified School District are urged, therefore, to discuss their concerns directly with the school site employee(s) in question.
In accordance with the California Code of Regulations, the Val Verde Unified School District has established procedures for handling different types of complaints. The types of complaints are listed below along with links to the corresponding complaint form.
Every effort should be made to resolve the concerns of parents/guardians at the site or office level at the earliest possible stage. If a complainant is unable or unwilling to resolve the complaint directly with the employee, s/he may submit an oral or written complaint to the employee’s principal or immediate supervisor. A complaint related to a principal or central office administrator shall be initially filed in writing to the Superintendent. Complaints against the Superintendent shall be submitted, in writing, to the Board of Education.
This complaint procedure governs complaints of discrimination, harassment, violence, intimidation, and bullying on the basis of actual or perceived age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability or on a person's association with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any program or activity that receives or benefits from state financial assistance. The UCP shall also be used when addressing complaints alleging failure to comply with state and/or federal laws in (1) Career Technical Education, (2) Child Care and Development Programs including state preschool, (3) Consolidated Categorical Programs, (4) Discrimination, Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying, (5) Foster and Homeless Youth,(6) Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plans, (7) NCLB Titles I-III, (8) Nutrition Services – USDA Civil Rights, (9) School Facilities, (10) Special Education, and (11) Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Program. The UCP form is available in the main office at all schools and on the District website.
The following are a list of rights, which are based upon Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
(a) You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
(b) You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
(c) You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
(d) You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
(e) You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following: equipment and supplies, scheduling of games and practices, transportation and daily allowances, access to tutoring, coaching, locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities, medical and training facilities and services, publicity.
(f) You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
(g) You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
(h) You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
(i) You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
(j) You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint. ______________________________________________________________________________
Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures
Complaints regarding the sufficiency of instructional materials, teacher vacancy or misassignment, and emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of students, should be submitted in writing using the Williams UCP form. The Williams UCP form is available in the main office at all schools and on the District website.