Types of Complaints
Uniform Complaint Procedure BP/AR 1312.3
What is a UCP Complaint?
A complaint regarding the violation of specific federal and state programs that use categorical funds such as:
- Accommodations for Pregnant or Parenting Pupils (EC 46015)
- Adult Education (EC 8500-8538, 52334.7, 52500-52616.4)
- After School Education and Safety (EC 8482-8484.65)
- Agricultural Career Technical Education (EC 52300-52462) (Federal EC 51226-51226.1)
- Career Technical and Technical Education, Career Technical, Technical Training (state) (EC sections 52300-52462)
- Career Technical Education (federal) (EC sections 51226-51226.1)
- Child Care and Development (EC 8200-8493)
- Compensatory Education (EC 54400)
- Course Periods without Educational Content (EC 51228.1-51228.3)
- Education of Pupils in Foster Care, Pupils who are Homeless, Former Juvenile Court Pupils Now Enrolled in SUSD, Children of Military Families (EC 48645.7, 48853,48853.5, 49069.5,51225.1,51225.2)
- Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (20USC, section 630 let seq., EC 52059)
- Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) (EC 52075, GC17581.6(f))
- Migrant Education (EC 54440-54445)
- PE Instructional Minutes (EC 5120,51223)
- Pupil Fees (EC 49010-49011)
- Reasonable Accommodations for a Lactating Student (EC 222)
- Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROP) (EC 52300-52334.7)
- School Plans for Student Achievement (EC 64001)
- School Safety Plans (EC 3228,32289)
- School Site Councils (EC 65000)
- State Preschools (EC 8235-8239.1)
The above constitute a UCP complaint.
Discrimination Complaints BP/AR 5145.3
Sexual Harassment /Title IX information linked here
The Governing Board desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities to the district's academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The Board prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and of any student based on the student's actual 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 gender expression; 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. Complaints shall be filed no later than six months from the date the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying occurred, or six months from the date the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying.
SUSD Police Department
The Stockton Unified School District Police Department strives daily to provide high-quality service to District staff, students and parents. Should you have a complaint against a District police officer it will be fully investigated in a timely manner. Please click on the link below to file a complaint.
Williams Act Violations BP/AR 1312.4
Education Code 35186 creates 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, or teacher vacancy or misassignment. The complaint and response are public documents as provided by law. Complaints may be filed anonymously. However, if you wish to receive a response to your complaint, you must provide contact information.
COMPLAINTS CONCERNING DISTRICT EMPLOYEES BP/AR 1312.1
The Board desires that complaints concerning allegations of employee misconduct be resolved expeditiously, impartially, and with minimal disruption to District operations and the educational process.
Any complaint accusing a District employee of misconduct shall be addressed in accordance with this Board Policy (“BP”) and the corresponding Administrative Regulation (“AR”) except for:
1. Complaints that are otherwise subject to the Uniform Complaint Procedure as set forth in BP/AR 1312.3; listed above
2. Complaints alleging child abuse or neglect, which must be reported to the appropriate local agencies in accordance with law and BP/AR 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting;
3. Complaints involving a District Police Officer, including complaints alleging use of excessive force, which shall be addressed in accordance with District Public Safety Department Policy 1020, which is an attachment to this Board Policy;
4. Complaints alleging a violation of a collective bargaining agreement, which are to be addressed pursuant to the applicable grievance procedure.
As used in this Policy, “misconduct” refers to any conduct that constitutes a violation of a District BP/AR, school or department rule or policy, or a state or federal law and which may be grounds for employee discipline.