• 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:

    1. Discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying against any protected group, including:
      • actual or perceived sex
      • sexual orientation
      • gender
      • gender identity or expression
      • genetic information
      • ethnic group identification
      • race or ethnicity
      • color ancestry
      • nationality
      • national origin
      • religion
      • color
      • ethnic group identification
      • mental or physical disability
      • age
      • 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.
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. Violation of the prohibition against requiring students to pay fees, deposits, or other charges for participation in educational activities
    5. Noncompliance with legal requirements related to the implementation of the local control and accountability plan
    6. Noncompliance with legal requirements related to foster and homeless youth
    7. Noncompliance with legal requirements related to instructional minutes for physical education in grades 1 through 6
    8. 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
    9. 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
    Student Services
    Del Mar Union School District
    11232 El Camino Real
    San Diego, CA 92130
    Fax: (858) 755-4361