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The district's uniform complaint procedures (UCP) shall be used to investigate and resolve the following complaints:
 
  • Any complaint alleging district violation of applicable state or federal law or regulations governing adult education programs, consolidated categorical aid programs, migrant education, career technical and technical education and training programs, child care and development programs, child nutrition programs, and special education programs (5 CCR 4610)
  • Any complaint alleging unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying, in district programs and activities against any person based on his/her actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (5 CCR 4610)
  • Any complaint alleging bullying in district programs and activities, regardless of whether the bullying is based on a person's actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics
  • Any complaint alleging district violation of the prohibition against requiring students to pay fees, deposits, or other charges for participation in educational activities (5 CCR 4610)
  • Any complaint alleging that the district has not complied with legal requirements related to the implementation of the local control and accountability plan (Education Code 52075)
  • Any complaint alleging retaliation against a complainant or other participant in the complaint process or anyone who has acted to uncover or report a violation subject to this policy
  • Any other complaint as specified in a district policy

SRVUSD'S NON-DISCRIMINATION/ HARASSMENT POLICIES

SRVUSD prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment.

SRVUSD UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES (UCP)

UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES (UCP) ANNUAL NOTICE

2021-2022

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District annually notifies our students, employees, parents or guardians of its students, the district advisory committee, school advisory committees, appropriate private school officials, and other interested parties of our Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) process.
 
San Ramon Valley Unified School District is primarily responsible for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, including those related to unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying against any protected group, and all programs and activities that are subject to the UCP.

Programs and Activities Subject to the UCP

  • Accommodations for Pregnant and Parenting Pupils
  • Adult Education
  • After School Education and Safety
  • Agricultural Career Technical Education
  • Career Technical Education
  • Child Care and Development Programs
  • Compensatory Education
  • Consolidated Application
  • 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 of Pupils in Foster Care, Pupils who are Homeless, former Juvenile Court pupils now enrolled in a school district and pupils 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
  • 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 Education (SSPI) of the California Department of Education (CDE) or designee deems appropriate.
 
Filing a UCP Complaint
A UCP complaint shall be filed no later than one year from the date the alleged violation occurred.
For complaints relating to Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP), the date of the alleged violation is the date when the reviewing authority approves the LCAP or annual update that was adopted by our agency.
A pupil enrolled in a school in our district shall not be required to pay a pupil fee for participation in an educational activity.
 
A pupil fee complaint may be filed with the principal of a school or our superintendent or his or her designee.
A pupil fee or LCAP complaint may be filed anonymously, that is, without an identifying signature, if the complainant provides evidence or information leading to evidence to support an allegation of noncompliance.
 
Responsibilities of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District
The investigation of the complaint shall be conducted in accordance with the District’s UCP policies and procedures. Unless extended by written agreement of the complainant, complaints will be investigated and a written report will be sent to the complainant within sixty (60) days for receipt of the complaint.
 
We shall post a standardized notice, in addition to this notice, with educational and graduation requirements for pupils in foster care, pupils who are homeless, former juvenile court pupils now enrolled in a school district, and pupils in military families.
 
The District advises complainants of the opportunity to appeal the District’s investigation report on a complaint regarding any specified federal or state educational program subject to Uniform Complaint procedures to the California Department of Education (CDE).
 
The District advises complainants of civil law remedies, including injunctions, restraining orders, or other remedies or orders that may be available under the state or federal discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying laws, if applicable.
 
Copies of the District’s complaint procedures shall be available free of charge.
 
For UCP Complaints Regarding State Preschool Health and Safety Issues Pursuant to Section 1596.7925 of the California Health and Safety Code (HSC)
In order to identify appropriate subjects of state preschool health and safety issues pursuant to Section 1596.7925 of the California Health and Safety Code (HSC) a notice shall be posted in each California state preschool program classroom in each school in our agency.
 
The notice is in addition to this UPC annual notice and addresses parents, guardians, pupils, and teachers of (1) the health and safety requirements under the Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations (5 CCR) that apply to California state preschool programs pursuant to HSC section 1596.7925, and (2) the location at which to obtain a form to file a complaint.
 
Contact Information
Complaints within the scope of the UCP are to be filed with the person responsible for processing complaints.  The District designates the following individual to process UCP complaints:
 
Keith Rogenski
Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Education Center
699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville, CA 94526
925-552-2923
krogenski@srvusd.net
 
The above contact is knowledgeable about the laws and programs that they are assigned to investigate in San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
 
The individual above may designate another individual to investigate and resolve the complaint.

NON-UCP COMPLAINTS

The following complaints shall not be subject to the district's UCP but shall be referred to the specified agency: (5 CCR 4611)
  • Any complaint alleging child abuse or neglect shall be referred to the County Department of Social Services, the County Protective Services Division, and the appropriate law enforcement agency.
     
  • Any complaint alleging health and safety violations by a child development program shall, for licensed facilities, be referred to Department of Social Services and shall, for licensing-exempt facilities, be referred to the appropriate Child Development regional administrator.
     
  • Any complaint alleging employment discrimination shall be sent to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the compliance officer shall notify the complainant by first class mail of the transfer.
     
  • Any complaint alleging fraud shall be referred to the California Department of Education.
In addition, the district's Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures, AR 1312.4, shall be used to investigate and resolve any complaint related to sufficiency of textbooks or instructional materials, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health or safety of students or staff, or teacher vacancies and misassignments. (Education Code 35186)
(cf. 1312.4 - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures)