Santa Clara USD | BP 1312.1 Community Relations
Complaints Concerning District Employees
The Governing Board accepts responsibility for providing a means by which the public can hold employees accountable for their actions. The Board desires that complaints be resolved expeditiously without disrupting the educational process. The Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) has the primary responsibility to insure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulation 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 and the charging of unlawful fees. The district shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints using policies and procedures known as the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) adopted by the Santa Clara Unified Board of Education.
The Superintendent or designee shall develop regulations which permit the public to submit complaints against district employees in an appropriate way. These regulations shall protect the rights of involved parties. The Board may serve as an appeals body if the complaint is not resolved.
(cf. 1312.2 - Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials)
(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)
(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)
The Board prohibits retaliation against complainants. The Superintendent or designee at his/her discretion may keep a complainant's identity confidential, except to the extent necessary to investigate the complaint. The district will not investigate anonymous complaints unless it so desires.
33308.1 Guidelines on procedure for filing child abuse complaints
35146 Closed sessions
44031 Personnel file contents and inspection
44811 Disruption of public school activities
48987 Child abuse guidelines
54957 Closed session; complaints re employees
54957.6 Closed session; salaries or fringe benefits
273 Cruelty or unjustifiable punishment of child
WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE
300 Minors subject to jurisdiction of juvenile court
CDE LEGAL ADVISORIES
0910.93 Guidelines for parents to report suspected child abuse by school district employees or other persons against a pupil at school site (LO:4-93)
Policy SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: October 10, 2013 Santa Clara, California
revised: January 9, 2014