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Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) Annual Notice for 2021—2022

South San Francisco Unified School District

For students, employees, parents / guardians, school and district advisory committee members, private school officials, and other interested parties                                                                                                  

The South San Francisco Unified School District annually notifies our its students, employees, parents or guardians of its students, the district advisory committee, school advisory committees, appropriate private school officials, and other interested parties of the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) process.

The South San Francisco 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 in:

Adult Education

Economic Impact Aid

After School Education and Safety

Education of Pupils in Foster Care, Pupils who are Homeless, and former Juvenile Court Pupils now enrolled in a school district

Agricultural Vocational Education

English Learner Programs

American Indian Education Centers and Early Childhood Education Program Assessments

Every Student Succeeds Act / No Child Left Behind (Titles I - VII)

Bilingual Education

Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP)

California Peer Assistance and Review Programs for Teachers

Migrant Education

Career Technical and Technical Education; Career Technical; Technical Training

Physical Education Instructional Minutes (for grades one through six)

Career Technical Education

Pupil Fees

Child Care and Development

Reasonable Accommodations to a Lactating Pupil

Child Nutrition

Regional Occupational Centers and Programs

Compensatory Education

School Safety Plans

Consolidated Categorical Aid

Special Education

Course Periods without Educational Content (for grades nine through twelve)

State Preschool

 

Tobacco-Use Prevention Education

 

A pupil fee includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:

  1. A fee charged to a pupil as a condition for registering for school or classes, or as a condition for participation in a class or an extracurricular activity, regardless of whether the class or activity is elective or compulsory, or is for credit.

  2. A security deposit, or other payment, that a pupil is required to make to obtain a lock, locker, book, class apparatus, musical instrument, clothes, or other materials or equipment.

  3. A purchase that a pupil is required to make to obtain materials, supplies, equipment, or clothes associated with an educational activity.

A pupil fees complaint may be filed with the principal of a school or our superintendent or his or her designee. A pupil fees and / or an LCAP complaint may be filed anonymously, however, the complainant must provide evidence or information leading to evidence to support the complaint.

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 shall be filed no later than one year from the date the alleged violation occurred.

We shall post a standardized notice of the educational rights of pupils in foster care, pupils who are homeless, and former juvenile court pupils now enrolled in a school district as specified in EC Sections 48853, 48853.5, 49069.5, 51225.1, and 51225.2. This notice shall include complaint process information, as applicable.

The staff member, position, or unit responsible to receive UCP complaints in our agency is:

Name or title: Dr. Jay Spaulding 
Unit or office: Human Resource Departemnt
Address: 398 B Street, South San Francisco, CA 94404
Phone: (650) 877-8725
E-mail address: jspaulding@ssfusd.org

 

Complaints will be investigated and a written report with a Decision will be sent to the complainant within sixty (60) days from the receipt of the complaint. This time period may be extended by written agreement of the complainant. The person responsible for investigating the complaint shall conduct and complete the investigation in accordance with our UCP policies and procedures.

The complainant has a right to appeal our Decision of complaints regarding specific programs and activities subject to the UCP, pupil fees and the LCAP to the California Department of Education (CDE) by filing a written appeal within 15 days of receiving our Decision. The appeal must be accompanied by a copy of the originally-filed complaint and a copy of our Decision.

 

We advise any plaintiff of civil law remedies, including but not limited to, injunctions, order restriction, or other remedies or requests that may be available under state or federal discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or harassment laws, if applicable.  

Copies of our uniform complaint procedures process should be available free of charge.

South San Francisco School District

For students, employees, parents or guardians, members of school and district advisory committees, private school officials, and other interested parties

South San Francisco School District annually notifies its students, employees, parents or guardians of its students, district advisory committee, school advisory committees, relevant private school officials, and other interested parties of the Uniform Complaint Procedures. Complaint Procedures, UCP).

South San Francisco School District has the primary responsibility to abide by state and federal laws and regulations, including those related to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and harassment against any protected group, as well as all programs and activities that are subject to to the UCPs in:

 

Adult education

Economic impact aid

After-school education and safety

Education of foster pupils, homeless pupils, and pupils who were in juvenile court schools and are currently enrolled in a school district                                    

Agricultural vocational education

English as a Second Language Programs

Native American Education Centers and Preschool Education Program Evaluations

Every Student Succeeds Act / No Child Left Behind Act (Titles I-VII)

Bilingual education

Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP)

California Peer Assessment and Assistance Programs for Teachers

Education for immigrants

Education and training for a technical or vocational career; technical education; technical training

Physical Education Teaching Minutes (Grades 1 through 6)

Technical or vocational education

Student fees

Child care and development

Reasonable Accommodations for Lactating Students

Child nutrition

Regional Occupational Centers and Programs

Compensatory education

School safety plans

Consolidated Programs for Category Aid

Special education

Courses without educational content (for grades 9 and 12)

State preschool education

 

Tobacco use prevention education

 

Student fees include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Fees charged to students as a condition of enrollment in school or classes, or as a condition of their participation in a class or extracurricular activity, regardless of whether the class or activity is elective or required or is for academic credit.

  2. Security deposits or other type of payment that the student is obliged to make to obtain a lock, locker, book, class apparatus, musical instrument, clothing or other materials or equipment.

  3. Purchases the student is required to make to obtain materials, supplies, clothing, or equipment associated with an educational activity.

Complaints regarding student fees may be filed with a school principal or our superintendent or designee. Complaints regarding student fees or an LCAP may be filed anonymously if the complainant provides evidence or information to support the complaint.

Students enrolled in a public school will not be required to pay student fees to participate in an educational activity.

Complaints regarding student fees should not be filed more than one year after the date the alleged violation occurred.

We will post a standardized notice that contains the educational rights of students in foster care, homeless students, and students who were in juvenile court schools and who are currently enrolled in a school district, as specified in sections 48853, 48853.5, 49069.5 , 51225.1 and 51225.2 of the Education Code (EC). This announcement shall include information about the complaint process, as applicable. 

The staff member, position or unit in charge of receiving complaints related to UCPs in our agency is:

Name or title: Dr. Jay Spaulding 
Unit or office: HR department 
Direction: 398 B Street, South San Francisco, CA 94080 
Telephone: (650) 877-8725
Email address: jspaulding@ssfusd.org 

 

Complaints will be investigated and a written report will be sent to the complainant within sixty (60) days from the date the complaint was received. This period could be extended by written agreement of the complainant. The person in charge of the investigation of the complaint will conduct and complete the investigation in accordance with our policies and procedures for UCPs.

The complainant has the right to appeal our decision regarding complaints regarding specific activities and programs subject to the UCP, student fees, and LCAP to the California Department of Education (CDE) by filing a written appeal within within 15 days from the date of receipt of our decision. The appeal must include a copy of the originally filed complaint and a copy of our decision.

The complainant is informed that there are civil law remedies, including, but not limited to, court orders and protective orders or other remedies or orders that may be available under state and federal laws against discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and harassment, if applicable.

Copies of our process for the Uniform Complaint Procedures are available free of charge.

Uniform Complaint Procedures and Forms

The intent of this complaint procedure is to address any allegation of a violation of Federal or State laws or regulations governing educational programs, including allegations or unlawful discrimination.  The South San Francisco Unified School District is primarily responsible for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.

Uniform Complaint Procedures - Board Policy 1312.3 

Uniform Complaint Procedures - Administrative Regulations 1312.3

Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures and Forms

Education Code 35186 creates a procedure for the filing of complaints concerning deficiencies related to instructional materials, conditions of facilities that are not maintained in a clean or safe manner or in good repair, teacher vacancy or misassignment. The complaint and response are public documents as provided by law. Complaints may be filed anonymously.

Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures

Williams Uniform Complaint Form


Incluye denuncias sobre libros de texto y materiales de instruccion, los puestos vacantes de maestros y maestros mal asignados, o las condiciones de los edificios.

Williams Complaint Form - Versión Española