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Uniform Complaints & Procedures

Uniform Complaints

We are primarily responsible for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Any student, staff member or parent/guardian who feels that unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying or sexual harassment has occurred should immediately contact a teacher, the school principal or our district Title IX compliance officer. Copies of the complaint procedures are available free of charge at school or district offices at the district office.

Uniform Complaint Process

Obtain a copy of the uniform complaint form from the school or Title IX compliance officer. Submit the complaint form to the school principal or Title IX compliance officer.

Investigation

Our district will investigate the complaint and provide a written report of the investigation and decision within 40 calendar days of when the complaint is filed.

Mediation

Mediation is optional. It involves a third party who assists the parties in resolving the dispute. If mediation is used, the timelines are extended by 30 days.

Appeals

If the person making the complaint disagrees with our district’s decision, he/she has five days to appeal the decision to the school district board of education; or alternatively, 15 days to appeal the decision to the California Department of Education. A person filing a complaint may also seek civil law remedies, subject to certain time lines.

At any time, a complainant has the right to file a complaint alleging violations of federal laws or regulations, prohibiting unlawful discrimination, , intimidation and/or bullying based on actual or perceived sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, nationality, religion, age, sexual orientation, sexual preference, ancestry, ethnic group identification, gender, gender expression, gender identity, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 50 Beale Street, Suite 7200, San Francisco, CA 94105.

Complaints will be kept as confidential as appropriate. Amador Unified prohibits retaliation against any participant in the complaint process. Each complaint shall be investigated promptly and in a way that respects the privacy of all parties concerned. If you have a uniform complaint, contact a teacher, principal, site administrator or our district office.

For concerns that do not meet uniform complaint guidelines, contact your school site for assistance.