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Del Mar Union School District

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Uniform Complaints

The District shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints alleging failure to comply with applicable state and federal law or regulations governing educational programs, including allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying.
Uniform complaint procedures will be followed when addressing complaints against the district alleging:
Discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying against any protected group, including:
actual or perceived sex
sexual orientation
gender identity or expression
genetic information
ethnic group identification
race or ethnicity
national origin
immigration status
ethnic group identification
mental or physical disability
marital or parental status
pregnancy status
a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Unlawful discrimination under the following federal/state laws:
Section 504 or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Title VI of the Education Amendments of 1964
Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 4900
Violation of laws governing consolidated categorical aid programs, migrant education, career technical and technical education and training programs, child care and development programs, child nutrition programs, and special education programs
Violation of the prohibition against requiring students to pay fees, deposits, or other charges for participation in educational activities
Noncompliance with legal requirements related to the implementation of the local control and accountability plan
Noncompliance with legal requirements related to foster and homeless youth
Noncompliance with legal requirements related to instructional minutes for physical education in grades 1 through 6
Retaliation against a complainant or other participant in the complaint process or anyone who has acted to uncover or report a violation subject to this policy
Any other complaint as specified in a district policy
Complaints related to sufficiency of textbooks or instructional materials, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health or safety of students or staff, teacher vacancies and misassignments shall be investigated and resolved pursuant to the district’s Williams Uniform Complaint Procedure (AR 1312.4) 
The Board encourages the early, informal resolution of complaints at the site level whenever possible.
The Board prohibits retaliation in any form against any person who files a Uniform Complaint; someone who refers a matter for investigation or complaint; someone who participates in a complaint investigation; someone who represents or serves as an advocate for an alleged victim or alleged offender; or someone who otherwise furthers the principles of the District’s unlawful discrimination policies.  Such participation in the complaint process shall not in any way affect the status, grades or work assignments of the complainant.
To file a complaint, fill out the Uniform Complaint form and mail or fax it to:

Jenni Huh
Director of Student Services
Del Mar Union School District
11232 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
Fax: (858) 755-4361