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WILLIAMS UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES REGARDING FACILITIES, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL, AND TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS AND HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES (Board Policy 1312.4)

The Governing Board recognizes that the district has primary responsibility for insuring that it complies with state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The district shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints at the local level.

This complaint procedure is adopted in order to comply with Education Code Section 35186 to help identify and resolve any deficiencies related to instructional materials, student fees, the condition of a facility that is not maintained in a clean or safe manner or in good repair, teacher vacancy or misassignment and high school exit examination instruction and services. The Responsible District Officer shall maintain a record of each complaint and subsequent related actions, including all information required for compliance with the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 4632 and Education Code Section 35186.

A notice shall be posted in each classroom in each school as required by Education Code Section 35186.

The District shall provide a complaint form regarding alleged deficiencies related to instructional materials, the condition of facilities not maintained in a clean or safe manner or in good repair, any alleged teacher vacancy or misassignment, or high school exit examination intensive instruction and services. The complaint form shall include a space to mark to indicate whether the complainant requests a response. Complaints shall be filed with the Principal or Principal’s designee of the school site at which the alleged violation has occurred. All complaints and responses shall be public records. A complaint about problems beyond the authority of the school Principal shall be forwarded by the school site in a timely manner, but not to exceed ten (10) working days, to the appropriate District official for resolution. The Principal shall provide a copy of the complaint to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources who is designated as the Responsible District Officer.

Complainants shall not be subject to retaliation as a result of the filing of a complaint.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that employees designated to investigate complaints are knowledgeable about the laws and programs for which they are responsible. Such employees may have access to legal counsel as determined by the Superintendent or designee.

The Governing Board designates the following compliance officer to receive and investigate complaints and ensure district compliance with law:

Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

Benicia Unified School District

350 East K Street

Benicia, CA 94510

This policy will be distributed annually to students, employees, parents, district site advisory committees and other interested parties. For a full description of the Uniform Complaint Procedures, parties should request Administrative Regulation 1312.4.

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