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Uniform Complaint Procedures & Forms (UCP)

Salinas Union High School District  Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) Annual Notice 2023-2024

Salinas Union High School District  Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) Annual Notice 2023-2024

The Salinas Union High School District annually notifies our students, employees, parents or guardians of its students, the district advisory committee, school advisory committees, appropriate private school officials, and other interested parties of the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) process.
The Salinas Union High School District has the primary responsibility to insure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations and has established procedures to address allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and complaints alleging violation of state or federal laws governing educational programs, the charging of unlawful pupil fees, noncompliance with legal requirement for implementation of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), any complaint alleging retaliation against a complainant.
The Salinas Union High School District shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints using policies and procedures known as the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) adopted by our local board. Unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying complaints may be based on his/her actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, in District programs and activities, or any other violation of District policy. 

Programs and Activities Subject to the UCP 

  • Accommodations for Pregnant and Parenting Pupils
  • Adult Education
  • After School Education and Safety 
  • Agricultural Career Technical Education
  • Career Technical and Technical Education, Career Technical, Technical Training (state)
  • Career Technical Education (federal)
  • Child Care and Development
  • Compensatory Education
  • Course Periods without Educational Content
  • Education of Pupils in Foster Care, Pupils who are Homeless, former Juvenile Court Pupils now enrolled in a school district and Children of Military Families
  • Every Student Succeeds Act
  • Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP)
  • Migrant Education
  • Physical Education Instructional Minutes
  • Pupil Fees
  • Reasonable Accommodations to a Lactating Pupil
  • Regional Occupational Centers and Programs
  • School Plans For Student Achievement
  • School Safety Plans
  • Schoolsite Councils
  • State Preschool
  • State Preschool Health And Safety Issues In LEAs Exempt From Licensing

Pupil Fees

A pupil fee includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
  • A fee charged to a pupil as a condition for registering for school or classes, or as a condition for participation in a class or an extracurricular activity, regardless of whether the class or activity is elective or compulsory, or is for credit.
  • A security deposit, or other payment, that a pupil is required to make to obtain a lock, locker, book, class apparatus, musical instrument, clothes, or other materials or equipment.
  • A purchase that a pupil is required to make to obtain materials, supplies, equipment, or clothes associated with an educational activity.
  • A pupil fees complaint may be filed with the principal of a school or our superintendent or his or her designee. A pupil fees and/or an LCAP complaint may be filed anonymously; however, the complainant must provide evidence or information leading to evidence to support the complaint.
  • A pupil enrolled in a school in our district shall not be required to pay a pupil fee for participation in an educational activity. A pupil fee complaint shall be filed no later than one year from the date the alleged violation occurred. 

Additional Information 

We shall post a standardized notice of the educational rights of pupils in foster care, pupils who are homeless, former juvenile court pupils now enrolled in a school district, and pupils in military families as specified in Education Code Sections 48645.7, 48853, 48853.5, 49069.5, 51225.1, and 51225.2.  This notice shall include complaint process information, as applicable.
We shall post a notice to identify appropriate subjects of state preschool health and safety issues in each California state preschool program classroom in each school notifying parents, guardians, pupils, and teachers of (1) the health and safety requirements under Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations that apply to California state preschool programs pursuant to HSC section 1596.7925 and (2)where to get a form for a state preschool health and safety issues complaint.



Contact Information 

The staff member, position, or unit responsible to receive UCP complaints in our agency is:
Dr. Hector Galicia, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Salinas Union High School District, Human Resources Department
431 West Alisal Street, Salinas, CA  93901
Complaints will be investigated and a written report with a Decision will be sent to the complainant within sixty (60) days from the receipt of the complaint. This time period may be extended by written agreement of the complainant. The person responsible for investigating the complaint shall conduct and complete the investigation in accordance with our UCP policies and procedures.
The complainant has a right to appeal our Decision of complaints regarding specific programs and activities subject to the UCP, pupil fees and the LCAP to CDE by filing a written appeal within 15 days of receiving our Decision. The appeal must be accompanied by a copy of the originally-filed complaint and a copy of our Decision.
We advise any complainant of civil law remedies, including, but not limited to, injunctions, restraining orders, or other remedies or orders that may be available under state or federal discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying laws, if applicable.  
Copies of our Uniform Complaint Procedures process shall be available free of charge.