Uniform Complaints/Williams & Title IX Regulations

Uniform Complaints/Williams and Title IX Regulations

From the California Department of Education:

UCP Complaints
"A complaint regarding the violation of specific federal and state programs that use categorical funds such as Adult Education, After School Education and Safety, Agricultural Vocational Education, American Indian Education Centers, American Indian Early Childhood Education, Career Technical Education, Child Care and Development, Consolidated Categorical Aid, Foster Youth Services, Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plans, Migrant Education, Nutrition Services, Regional Occupational Centers, School Facilities, Special Education, Tobacco-Use Prevention Education, and Unlawful Pupil Fees are considered UCP (Uniform Complaint Procedure) complaints.  UCP complaints are filed with the district superintendent or their designee."

Williams Complaints

"A Williams Complaint, another type of UCP complaint, regards instructional materials, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of pupils, and teacher vacancy or misassignment and may be filed anonymously. Williams Complaints are filed with the principal, or their designee, of the school in which the complaint arises. Schools have complaint forms available for these types of complaints, but will not reject a complaint if the form is not used as long as the complaint is submitted in writing."


Dorothy Coito Assist. Supt. Ed. Services dcoito@sccs.net  831-429-3410 x249
Molly Parks Assist. Supt. Human Resources mparks@sccs.net 831-429-3410 x235

District Policies

AR 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures.pdf
AR 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures - Spanish.pdf
BP 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures.pdf
BP 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures - Spanish.pdf
Williams Complaint Form.Eng.pdf
Williams Complaint Form.Span.pdf


Santa Cruz City Schools prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  This applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district.  School personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

(EC §§ 200, 220, 221.5, 234.1, 260; GC §11135; PC §422.55; 5 CCR §§ 4900, 4902, 4960)

Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinators:

Dorothy Coito Assist. Supt. Ed. Services dcoito@sccs.net  831-429-3410 x249
Molly Parks Assist. Supt. Human Resources mparks@sccs.net 831-429-3410 x235


More Information Regarding Rights and Responsibilities

How to File a Complaint with OCR

US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) 
San Francisco Office Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education 
50 United Nations Plaza Mail Box 1200, Room 1545 
San Francisco, CA 94102 
Telephone: 415-486-5555 
Fax: 415-486-5570
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov

Complaints Concerning District Employees
AR 1312.1 Employee Complaints.pdf
BP 1312.1 Employee Complaints.pdf
E 1312.1 Written Employee Complaint Form.pdf

Files to Download
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