Uniform Complaint Procedures
A Uniform Complaint Procedures or UCP complaint is a written statement alleging discrimination, harassment, or a violation of a federal or state law or regulation. A UCP complaint must be filed by way of the Uniform Complaint Procedures as written in the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, sections 4600-4687.
More information about the UCP can be found on the California Department of Education, UPC website.
NOTE: Not all complaints fall under the scope of the UCP. Many concerns are the responsibilities of the Local Education Agency (LEA, e.g. individula unified school district), including, hiring and evaluation of staff, classroom assignments, student advancement and retention, selection/provision of textbooks and materials, student discipline, provision of core curricula subjects, facilities, graduation requirements, homework policies and practices, use of general education funds and dress codes and school uniforms.