The Washington Unified School District and the Board of Education are responsible for complying with state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. These laws especially protect all individuals against discrimination. "Unlawful discrimination against any protected group as identified under Education Code sections 200 and 220 and Government Code section 11135, including actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability, or age, 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 district program or activity that receives or benefits from state financial assistance."
There is a procedure for making a complaint of this sort. The first step in resolving a complaint is to speak with the staff involved. If there are issues that cannot be resolved there, or if the issue is very serious, a more formal process may be followed.
A general complaint is a written statement alleging concerns with a District employee, student, or any unresolved school process. To file this type of complaint, please download the Complaint form and check the “general complaint” box.
A uniform 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. To file this type of complaint, please download the Complaint form and check the “uniform complaint” box.
A Williams complaint refers to insufficient instructional materials, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of pupils, including complaints about dirty or poorly maintained restrooms, and teacher vacancy or misassignment. This type of complaint may be filed anonymously. To file this type of complaint, please download and complete the Williams Complaint form.
We have information and flyers in the office if anyone is interested in knowing more about these procedures.