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Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures   

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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), and SB 70 (Ch. 7, Statutes of 2011), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Manhattan Beach USD has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-09 through 2014-15 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.

NOTICE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS, PUPILS, AND TEACHERS:

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Parents/Guardians, Pupils, and Teachers:

Education Code 35186 requires that the following notice be posted in each classroom:

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. Good repair means that the facility is maintained in a manner that assures that it is clean, safe and functional as determined by the Office of Public School Construction.

3. There should be no teacher vacancies or misassignments as defined in Education Code 35186(h)(2) and (3).

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.

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.

4. To file a complaint regarding any of the above matters, complaint forms can be obtained at the principal's office or the district office, or can be downloaded from the school district's or California Department of Education's website.

Exhibit MANHATTAN BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

version: January 19, 2005 Manhattan Beach, California

revised: March 15, 2005

revised: September 5, 2007

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COMPLAINT FORM: WILLIAMS UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES

Education Code 35186 created 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, and teacher vacancy or misassignment. 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

Contact Information:

Name:

Address:

Phone Number: Day: Evening:

E-mail address, if any:

Location of the problem that is the subject of this complaint:

School:

Course title/grade level and teacher name:

Room number/name of room/location of facility:

Date problem was observed:

Only the following issues may be the subject of this complaint process. If you wish to complain about an issue not specified below, please use the appropriate district complaint procedure.

Specific issue(s) of the complaint: (Please check all that apply. A complaint may contain more than one allegation.)

1. Textbooks and instructional materials: (Education Code 35186; 5 CCR 4681)

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 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.

2. Teacher vacancy or misassignment: (Education Code 35186; 5 CCR 4681)

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 lacking 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.

3. Facility conditions: (Education Code 35186, 35292.5; 5 CCR 4683)

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; or structural damage creating a hazardous or uninhabitable condition.

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, and paper towels or functional hand dryers.

The school has not kept all restrooms open during school hours when pupils are not in classes and has not kept a sufficient number of restrooms open during school hours when pupils are in classes. This does not apply when closing of the restroom is necessary for pupil 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.

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Please file this complaint with the person specified below at the following location:

(principal or title of designee)

(address)

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.

______________________________ _______________________

(signature) (date)

Exhibit MANHATTAN BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 24, 2007 Manhattan Beach, California

revised: September 5, 2007