What is a Uniform Complaint?
A Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) complaint is a written and signed statement alleging a violation of federal or state laws or regulations, which may include an allegation of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying. A signature may be handwritten, typed (including in an email) or electronically generated. Complaints may be filed anonymously. A complaint filed on behalf of an individual student may only be filed by that student or that student's duly authorized representative. If the complainant is unable to put the complaint in writing, due to conditions such as a disability or illiteracy, the local agency shall assist the complainant in the filing of the complaint.
A complaint regarding the violation of specific federal and state programs that use categorical funds such as Accommodations for Pregnant and Parenting Pupils; Adult Education; After School Education and Safety; Agricultural Career Technical Education; Career Technical and Technical Education and Career Technical and Technical Training Programs; Child Care and Development Programs; Compensatory Education; Consolidated Categorical Aid Programs; Course Periods without Educational Content; Discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying against any protected group as identified under sections 200 and 220 and Section 11135 of the Government Code, including any actual or perceived characteristic as set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code, or on the basis of 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 an educational institution, as defined in Section 210.3, that is funded directly by, or that receives or benefits from, any state financial assistance; Educational and graduation requirements for pupils in foster care, pupils who are homeless, pupils from military families and pupils formerly in Juvenile Court now enrolled in a school district; Every Student Succeeds Act; Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP); Migrant Education; Physical Education Instructional Minutes; Pupil Fees; Reasonable Accommodations to a Lactating Pupil; Regional Occupational Centers and Programs; School Plans for Student Achievement; School Safety Plans; Schoolsite Councils; State Preschool; State Preschool Health and Safety Issues in LEAs Exempt from Licensing; and any other state or federal educational program the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) or designee deems appropriate.are considered UCP complaints. UCP complaints are filed with the district superintendent or their designee.
Uniform Complaint Form
Board Policy 1312.3