Lawndale ESD | E 1312.4 Community Relations
Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures
NOTICE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS, PUPILS, AND TEACHERS:
Parents/Guardians, Pupils, and Teachers:
Pursuant to Education Code 35186, you are hereby notified that:
1. There should be sufficient textbooks and instructional materials. For there to be sufficient textbooks and instructional materials, each pupil, including English learners, must have a textbook or instructional material, or both, to use in class and to take home.
2. School facilities must be clean, safe, and maintained in good repair.
3. There should be no teacher vacancies or misassignments. There should be a teacher assigned to each class and not a series of substitutes or other temporary teachers. The teacher should have the proper credential to teach the class, including the certification required to teach English learners, if present.
Teacher vacancy means a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of the year for an entire year or, if the position is for a one-semester course, a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of a semester for an entire semester.
Misassignment means the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or services position for which the employee does not hold a legally recognized certificate or credential or the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or services position that the employee is not otherwise authorized by statute to hold.
4. A complaint form can be obtained at the school office or district office, or downloaded from the school or district web site. You may also download a copy of the California Department of Education complaint form from the following web site: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cp/uc.
Exhibit LAWNDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
version: November 04, 2014 Lawndale, California
COMPLAINT FORM: WILLIAMS UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
Education Code 35186 creates a procedure for the filing of complaints concerning deficiencies related to instructional materials, conditions of facilities that are not maintained in a clean or safe manner or in good repair, teacher vacancy or misassignment, or the lack of opportunity to receive intensive instruction and services to pupils who did not pass one or both parts of the high school exit examination by the end of grade 12. The complaint and response are public documents as provided by law. Complaints may be filed anonymously. However, if you wish to receive a response to your complaint, you must provide the contact information below.
Response requested? ___ Yes ___ No
Phone Number: Day:________________________ Evening: _________________________
E-mail address, if any: _______________________________________________________
Date problem was observed: __________________________________________________
Location of the problem that is the subject of this complaint: _________________________
School name/address: _______________________________________________________
Course title/grade level and teacher name: _______________________________________
Room number/name of room/location of facility: __________________________________
Only the following issues may be the subject of this complaint process. If you wish to complain about an issue not specified below, please contact the school or district for the appropriate complaint procedure.
Specific issue(s) of the complaint: (Please check all that apply. A complaint may contain more than one allegation.)
____ A pupil, including an English learner, does not have standards-aligned textbooks or instructional materials or state- or district-adopted textbooks or other required instructional materials to use in class.
____ A pupil does not have access to textbooks or instructional materials to use at home or after school. This does not require two sets of textbooks or instructional materials for each pupil.
____ Textbooks or instructional materials are in poor or unusable condition, have missing pages, or are unreadable due to damage.
____ A pupil was provided photocopied sheets from only a portion of a textbook or instructional materials to address a shortage of textbooks or instructional materials.
____ A semester begins and a teacher vacancy exists. A teacher vacancy is a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of the school year for an entire year or, if the position is for a one-semester course, a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of a semester for an entire semester.
____ A teacher who lacks credentials or training to teach English learners is assigned to teach a class with more than 20 percent English learners in the class.
____ A teacher is assigned to teach a class for which the teacher lacks subject matter competency.
____ A condition exists that poses an emergency or urgent threat to the health or safety of pupils or staff including gas leaks; nonfunctioning heating, ventilation, fire sprinklers, or air-conditioning systems; electrical power failure; major sewer line stoppage; major pest or vermin infestation; broken windows or exterior doors or gates that will not lock and that pose a security risk; abatement of hazardous materials previously undiscovered that pose an immediate threat to pupils or staff; structural damage creating a hazardous or uninhabitable condition; and any other condition deemed appropriate by the district.
____ A school restroom has not been cleaned or maintained regularly, is not fully operational, or has not been stocked at all times with toilet paper, soap, or paper towels or functional hand dryers.
____ The school has not kept all restrooms open during school hours when students are not in classes and has not kept a sufficient number of restrooms open during school hours when students are in classes. This does not apply when temporary closing of the restroom is necessary for student safety or to make repairs.
Please describe the issue of your complaint in detail. You may attach additional pages and include as much text as necessary to fully describe the situation. For complaints regarding facilities conditions, please describe the emergency or urgent facilities condition and how that condition poses a threat to the health or safety of pupils or staff.
Please file this complaint at the following location:
(principal or title of designee of the Superintendent)
Please provide a signature below. If you wish to remain anonymous, a signature is not required. However, all complaints, even anonymous ones, should be dated.
Exhibit LAWNDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
version: November 4, 2014 Lawndale, California