Legal Resources | Title 5 | T5 4621
Educational Agency (LEA) Compliance. District Policies and Procedures
(a) Each LEA shall adopt policies and procedures not inconsistent with sections 4600-4695 of this chapter for the investigation and resolution of complaints. Local policies shall ensure that complainants are protected from retaliation and that the identity of a complainant alleging discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying remain confidential as appropriate. School Districts and County Offices of Education shall submit their policies and procedures to the local governing board for adoption.
(b) Each LEA shall include in its policies and procedures the person(s), employee(s) or agency position(s) or unit(s) responsible for receiving complaints, investigating complaints and ensuring LEA compliance. The LEA's policies shall ensure that the person(s), employee(s), position(s) or unit(s) responsible for compliance and/or investigations shall be knowledgeable about the laws/programs that he/she is assigned to investigate.
(c) Except for complaints under sections 4680-4687 regarding instructional materials, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health or safety of pupils or staff, and teacher vacancies or misassignments, the LEA may provide a complaint form for persons wishing to file a complaint to fill out and file. A complaint form shall be provided for complaints regarding instructional materials, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health or safety of pupils or staff, and teacher vacancies or misassignments. However, a person is not required to use the complaint form furnished by the LEA in order to file a complaint.
Education Code 221.1
Education Code 33031
Government Code 11138
Education Code 200
Education Code 220
Education Code 234.1
Education Code 260
Government Code 11135
34 C.F.R. 106.8
34 C.F.R. 299.10-299.11
(Amended by Register 2013, No. 38.)