Uniform Complaints/Williams & Title IX Regulations

Uniform Complaints/Williams and Title IX Regulations

From the California Department of Education:

"A complaint is a written statement alleging discrimination, harassment, or a violation of a federal or state law or regulation. A complaint must be filed by way of the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) as written in the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, sections 4600-4687. Issues that may involve filing a complaint using the UCP are under various state and federal programs that use categorical funds such as Adult Education, Career Technical Education, Child Development, Consolidated Categorical Programs, Indian Education, Migrant Education, Nutrition Education, and Special Education.

Williams Settlement complaints regarding instructional materials, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of pupils, and teacher vacancy or misassignment may be filed anonymously. Schools shall have a complaint form available for these types of complaints. Schools will not reject a complaint if the form is not used as long as the complaint is submitted in writing."


Frank Wells

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
(831)429-3410 ext 249,
Molly Parks
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
(831)429-3410 ext 235
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Every school district that receives federal funding is required to designate and/or adequately train at least one employee to coordinate the recipient's Title IX responsibilities.  Title IX regulations also require that the names and contact information of each Title IX Coordinator be made public by the educational institution.  

Santa Cruz City Schools prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  This applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district.  School personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

(EC §§ 200, 220, 221.5, 234.1, 260; GC §11135; PC §422.55; 5 CCR §§ 4900, 4902, 4960)

Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinators:

Frank Wells, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services: (831) 429-3410 x 249; email address: fwells@sccs.net

Molly Parks, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources: (831) 429-3410 x 235; email address: mparks@sccs.net

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