District Title IX Coordinator
1500 Meredith Ave.
Gustine, CA 95322
Phone: (209) 854-3784 Ext. 205
Fax: (209) 854-9164
District 504 Coordinator
1500 Meredith Ave.
Phone: (209)854-3784 Ext. 204
Fax: (209) 854-9164
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Gustine Unified School District believes that the quality of the education program can improve when the district listens to concerns, considers differences of opinion, and resolves disagreements and complaints through an established, objective process.
This page contains information about how to file a formal complaint at the District level. It does not address the process for resolving problems at the school site level. In general, if you have a concern about a particular school site, it is almost always best to raise that concern with the principal or vice-principal. If you are not satisfied with the response at the site level, you may file a formal complaint.
The two main categories of complaints that are filed at the District level are either “Uniform Complaints” or “Williams” complaints.
A “Williams” complaint is a very specific kind of complaint and it concerns the sufficiency of instructional materials; emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of pupils; and teacher vacancy or misassignment.
Almost all other complaints are “Uniform Complaints,” which include discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), complaints about a District employee or District policy or practice, etc. In most cases, you need to try to resolve the problem at the school site level before bringing a formal complaint at the District level. In some cases, the law allows you to file a complaint directly at the District level. If you have questions about this process, please contact Title IX Coordinator Marisol at email@example.com.
To access the form you need to file a complaint, click on one of the links. If you need help filling out the form, please ask an administrator at your school site, or contact the District Title IX Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 854-3784 ext. 205.
UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
The Uniform Complaint Procedures form may be used to file a formal complaint regarding:
Unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation or bullying. In this context, discrimination based on the following characteristics is unlawful under state or federal law: age; ancestry; color; disability (physical or mental); ethnic group identification; gender; gender expression; gender identity; genetic information; homelessness or foster status; marital, parenting or breastfeeding status; nationality; national origin; race or ethnicity; religion; sex (this includes sexual harassment and acts of sexual misconduct); sexual orientation; or based on association with any of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Retaliation against a complainant or other participant in the complaint process or anyone who has acted to uncover or report a violation subject to the uniform complaint procedures.
District violations of state or federal law or regulations, including those covering the following programs: Adult Education; After School Education and Safety; Berkeley Peer Assistance and Review Programs; Career/Technical Education; Child Nutrition; Childcare and Development Programs; Compensatory Education; Consolidated Categorical Aid Programs; Education Opportunities of Pupils in Foster Care or Pupils who are Homeless and Former Juvenile Court Pupils; English Learner Programs; Every Student Succeeds Act; Local Control and Accountability Plans; Migrant Education; Physical Education Instructional Minutes (for grades one through six); Pupil Fees; Reasonable Accommodations to a Lactating Pupil; School Safety Plans; Special Education; State Preschool; Tobacco-Use Prevention Education.
General complaints about a Gustine Unified School District policy, practice or procedure; a school site-level practice or procedure; or a District employee.
What happens after a complaint is filed?
Once a formal complaint is filed, you will receive confirmation that your complaint has been received, along with a date-stamped copy of the complaint via email. The District Compliance Officer (DCO) will review your complaint, determine if an investigation is warranted, and if so, will oversee that investigation. It is very likely that the DCO or someone else working on the complaint will ask to speak with you or will contact you by email to invite you to submit any additional information that you want considered during this review, so please make sure your contact information is legible and accurate on the complaint form. Within 60 days, the District Compliance Officer will issue the District’s written response to your complaint, and will also let you know how you can appeal the decision if you are not satisfied.
WILLIAMS COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
A “Williams” complaint is for complaints about the sufficiency of instructional materials; emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of pupils; and teacher vacancy or misassignment.