Uniform Complaint Procedures
The Paradise Unified School District will investigate all allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying against any protected group as identified in Education Code section 200 and 220 and Government Code section 11135, including any actual or perceived characteristics as set forth in Penal Code section 422.55 or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any program or activity conducted by the agency, which is funded directly by, or that receives or benefits from any state financial assistance.
The UCP shall also be used when addressing complaints alleging failure to comply with state and/or federal laws in:
- Bilingual Education
- California Peer Assistance and Review Programs for Teachers
- Career Technical and Technical Education and Career Technical and Technical Training
- Career Technical Education
- Child Care and Development
- Child Nutrition
- Compensatory Education
- Consolidated Categorical Aid
- Course Periods without Educational Content
- Education of Pupils in Foster Care and Pupils who are Homeless
- Every Student Succeeds Act / No Child Left Behind
- Local Control Accountability Plans (including Charter Schools as described in EC §§ 47606.5 and 47607.3);
- Physical Education Instructional Minutes
- Pupil Fees
- Reasonable Accommodations to a Lactating Pupil
- Regional Occupational Centers and Programs
- School Safety Plans
- Special Education
- State Preschool
- Tobacco-Use Prevention Education
Any individual, public agency, organization may file a written complaint alleging a matter which, if true, would constitute a violation by the District of federal or state laws or regulations governing the programs and activities as well as allegations of unlawful discrimination identified above. UCP complaints are to be submitted in writing to:
Any person with a disability or who is unable to prepare a written complaint can receive assistance from the site-administrator/designee or by calling the Department of Human Resources at (530) 872-6400.
Parent and Student Processes References
The administrative regulation 1312.3 will provide detailed steps to filing a written complaint. It is a PUSD regulatory document to help you with the necessary documentation to submit your complaint (see Attachments below). The board’s policy 1312.3 is the district’s assurance to you of its responsibilities in accordance with district’s policy and other state and federal regulations (see Attachments below). The entire Uniform Complaint Procedures is also attached, including the UCP Annual Policy (see Attachments below).
The District assures confidentiality to the maximum extent possible. The District prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a complaint or anyone who participates in the complaint investigation process Complainants are advised that civil law remedies may also be available to them.
The sixty (60) day timeline for the investigation and District response shall begin when the written complaint is received by the Department of Human Resources.
Positive School Climate
- Discuss the diversity of the student body and school community, including their varying immigration experiences
- Discuss bullying prevention strategies with students, and teach students to recognize the behavior and characteristics of bullying perpetrators and victims
- Identify the signs of bullying or harassing behavior
- Take immediate corrective action when bullying is observed
- Report incidents to the appropriate authorities, including law enforcement in instances of criminal behavior