How do I file?

  • A student, parent, guardian, employee, individual, or organization may file a written complaint alleging discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying on the basis of a protected characteristic under the County Office’s Uniform Complaint Procedure by sending a complaint to:

    Melissa Reese, Title IX Coordinator
    Lake County Office of Education
    1152 S. Main Street
    Lakeport, CA 95453
    Phone: (707) 262-4100
    Email: UniformComplaints@lakecoe.org

    Read the Lake County Office of Education Uniform Complaint Procedure.

    If you need assistance putting your complaint in writing, please contact Tracey Newell at her email address, tnewell@lakecoe.org. You may file a complaint anonymously, but the County Office’s ability to investigate and respond may be limited by a lack of information.

When do I file?

  • A complaint alleging unlawful discrimination or retaliation must be filed no later than six months from the date the discrimination or retaliation occurred, or six months from when the complainant first learned of the unlawful discrimination. The Superintendent or designee may extend this timeline by up to ninety (90) days for good cause, upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the extension.

Contact Information

  • Melissa Reese
    Title IX Coordinator
    Human Resource Director
    (707) 262-4100
    UniformComplaints@lakecoe.org