Uniform Complaint Procedure
5 CCR § 4622 et seq: The District has established a uniform complaint procedure (1312.3) for all relevant programs.
Complaints regarding Adult Basic Education shall be submitted to the Adult School Principal. Complaints regarding Consolidated Categorical Aid Programs (Chapter 1, Chapter 2, School Improvement Program, 10th Grade Counseling, Migrant Education, English Learners Program, and Vocational Education shall be submitted to the Director of Curriculum and Student Achievement. Complaints regarding Child Care and Development and Child Nutrition Programs shall be submitted to the Director of Curriculum and Student Achievement. Complaints regarding special education shall be directed to the Director of Special Education. Complaints alleging discrimination shall be provided in writing to the appropriate administrator. In the event the complainant needs help preparing a written statement, the District shall provide assistance.
Upon receipt of a complaint, an investigation of the allegation shall be carried out and completed within 60 calendar days by the appropriate administrator. This time period may be extended with written agreement of the complainant.
A written statement regarding the investigation shall be provided to the complainant within 60 calendar days from the receipt of the complaint. This statement shall include findings, disposition of the complaint, collective actions, and rationale for the disposition. The complainant shall be advised of his/her right to appeal the local decision to the State Department of Education and provided with information regarding procedures for filing the complaint. The complainant should consult with an attorney to determine legal rights that may be pursued by available civil law remedies.
Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX: Nondiscrimination. The district has a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sex. This policy applies to all students insofar as participation in programs and activities is concerned, with few exceptions such as contact sports, in accordance with federal law. For all aspects of educational programs and activities, the school district requires non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, national original, sex, or handicap. Lack of English language acquisition will not be a barrier to admission and participation.
Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy should be directed to the Office of the Title IX Compliance Officer, Director of Student Support Services, Lompoc Unified School District, 1301 North “A” Street, Lompoc, California 93436.