Uniform Complaint Procedures
The Gustine Unified School District has primary responsibility to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) are used to investigate and seek to resolve any complaints alleging:
- failure to comply with state or federal laws regarding adult basic education, consolidated categorical aid programs, migrant education, vocational education, child care and development programs, child nutrition programs and special education programs and the development and adoption of a school safety plan;
- unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying based on 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, Penal Code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
- failure to comply with the prohibition against requiring unlawful students to pay fees, deposits, or other charges for participation in educational activities.
Complaints will be investigated and resolved within 60 days of the District’s receipt of the complaint. Complaints alleging discrimination must be filed within six (6) months from alleged occurrence or when knowledge was first obtained.
The Governing Board has designated the Superintendent or designee, to receive and investigate complaints and to ensure district compliance with the law.
The District's Uniform Complaint Annual Notice and Procedures are specified in Board policy and regulations (BP/AR 1312.3) and are also available free of charge in the GUSD Office and online at http://www.gamutonline.net/district/gustine/.