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									 PLEASANTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
   ANNUAL NOTICE OF UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES


This notice informing you of the                 Este aviso, que resume el procedimiento
Uniform Complaint procedures is                  de quejas uniforme está a su disposición
available in Spanish from any school or          en Español de su escuela o a la oficina
the District office upon request.                de su distrito escolar.


The Pleasanton Unified School District           case basis. The District prohibits retaliation
Board of Trustees recognizes that the            against any participant in the complaint
District has primary responsibility for          process.
ensuring that it complies with applicable
state and federal laws and regulations           The Superintendent shall ensure that
governing educational programs. The              employees designated to investigate
District shall investigate and seek to resolve   complaints are knowledgeable about the
complaints at the local level. The District      laws and programs for which they are
shall follow the Uniform Complaint               responsible. Such employees may have
Procedures (UCP), as set forth in Board          access to legal counsel as determined by the
Policy and Administrative Regulation 1330,       Superintendent or designee.
when addressing complaints alleging:
                                                 The Board recognizes that a neutral
        Unlawful discrimination based on         mediator can often suggest an early
        ethnicity, religion, age, gender,        compromise that is agreeable to all parties in
        sexual orientation, color, sex, race,    a dispute. The Superintendent will ensure
        ancestry, natural origin, physical or    that the mediation results are consistent with
        mental disability.                       state and federal laws and regulations.

        Failure to comply with state and/or      Complaint Process:
        federal laws and regulations in adult
        education, consolidated categorical          1.      Informal Resolution: Before
        aid programs, vocational education,                  initiating a formal complaint, an
        child care and development, child                    attempt shall be made to
        nutrition, and special education                     informally resolve the issues
        programs.                                            through a discussion with the
                                                             complainant and relevant
The Board acknowledges and respects                          parties. The complainant will
student and employee rights to privacy.                      be provided an opportunity to
Therefore, discrimination complaints shall                   present relevant information.
be investigated in a manner that protects the
confidentiality of the parties and the facts.        2.      Filing Complaint: Obtain a
This includes keeping the identity of the                    copy of the Complaint Form
complainant confidential except to the                       from the school or district
extent necessary to carry out the                            office. Submit form to the
investigation, as determined by the                          assistant superintendent of
Superintendent or designee on a case-by-                     human resources.


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PLEASANTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Annual Notice of Uniform Complaint Procedures

   3.     Investigation: The supervisor         7.      Civil Law Remedies: A
          will investigate the complaint                complainant may also pursue
          and provide a written report of               civil law remedies, such as
          the investigation and decision.               injunctions or restraining orders
          The decision will contain the                 through local, state or federal
          findings and disposition of the               legal aid agencies, offices, local
          complaint, corrective actions (if             mediation centers, or public or
          any), rationale for such                      private interest attorneys. Local
          disposition, and procedures for               agencies that may be able to
          initiating an appeal, within 15               assist you include the Alameda
          days of receiving the local                   County Bar Association and the
          agency written decision, to the               Legal Aid Society of Alameda
          California Department of                      County. Complainant has a right
          Education.                                    to seek civil law remedies no
                                                        sooner than sixty days have
   4.     Appeals: If any party disagrees               elapsed since filing an appeal
          with the supervisor’s written                 with the California Department
          decision, he or she may appeal                of Education, with the exception
          the decision to a compliance                  of injunctive relief, for which
          officer of the District.                      the moratorium does not apply.
          Following the decision of the
          compliance officer, either party      Complaints shall be directed to:
          may appeal the decision to the
          District’s Board of Trustees.         Assistant Superintendent,
                                                Human Resources
   5.     Timeline: The formal                  Pleasanton Unified School District
          complaint process, including          4665 Bernal Avenue
          appeals to the Board of               Pleasanton, California 94566
          Trustees, shall be concluded          (925) 426-4321
          within 60 calendar days from
          the District’s receipt of the         Human Resources will direct Title IX
          complaint, unless the                 complaints to
          complainant agrees in writing to
          an extension of time. Any             Coordinator, Special Projects
          complaint may be appealed to          Pleasanton Unified School District
          the California Department of          4665 Bernal Avenue
          Education within 15 calendar          Pleasanton, California 94566
          days of receiving the Board’s         (925) 426-4325
          decision.
                                                This notice shall be distributed annually
   6.     Discrimination Claims: A              to parents in the District’s annual notice
          complaint alleging                    to parents. This notice shall also be
          discrimination must be initiated      distributed to all school sites, Public
          no later than six (6) months          Information Office, Human Resources,
          from the date when the alleged        Educational Services, and Pupil Services
          discrimination or violation of        for distribution to students, employees,
          law occurred or when the              advisory committees, and other
          complainant first obtained            interested parties.
          knowledge of the facts of the
          alleged discrimination or             Revised: 1-27-04
          violation of law.


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