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Uniform Complaint Procedures

Questions about the CVCHS Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP), please contact:

Zeke Lopez (Human Resources Director)

zeke.lopez@claytonvalley.org 

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What is a UCP complaint?

A complaint under the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) is a written and signed statement by an individual, public agency, or organization alleging a violation of federal or state laws governing certain educational programs.

 

What agencies are subject to the UCP?

The UCP covers alleged violations by local educational agencies (LEAs) (school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools) and local public or private agencies which receive direct or indirect funding from the State to provide any school programs, activities, or related services.

 

What educational programs and services are covered by the UCP?

  • Accommodations for Pregnant and Parenting Pupils
  • Adult Education
  • After School Education and Safety
  • Agricultural Career Technical Education
  • Career Technical and Technical Education, Career Technical, Technical Training 
  • Career Technical Education (federal)
  • Child Care and Development
  • Compensatory Education
  • Course Periods without Educational Content
  • Education of Pupils in Foster Care, Pupils who are Homeless, former Juvenile Court Pupils now enrolled in a school district and Children of Military Families
  • 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
  • School site Councils

 

What issues are not covered by the UCP?

Not all complaints fall under the scope of the UCP. Many concerns are the responsibility of the LEA, including classroom assignments, common core, grades, graduation requirements, hiring and evaluation of staff, homework policies and practices, provision of core curricula subjects, student advancement and retention, student discipline, student records, the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, the Brown Act, and other general education requirements. The LEA, however, may use its local complaint procedures to address complaints not covered by the UCP.

 

In addition, the following complaints are referred to other agencies for resolution and not subject to the UCP:

  • Allegations of child abuse are referred to County Departments of Social Services, Protective Services Divisions, or appropriate law enforcement agency.
  • Health and safety complaints regarding a Child Development Program are referred to the Department of Social Services for licensed facilities, and to the appropriate Child Development regional administrator for licensing-exempt facilities.
  • Employment complaints are sent to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
  • Allegations of fraud are referred to the responsible Division Director at the California Department of Education (CDE).

 

Uniform Complaint Procedure

Clayton Valley Charter High School (“Charter School”) policy is to comply with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. The Charter School is the local agency primarily responsible for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations governing educational programs. Pursuant to this policy, persons responsible for conducting investigations shall be knowledgeable about the laws and programs which they are assigned to investigate. For more information please visit our full Uniform Complaint Policy.