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Waugh ESD |  BP  1312.4  Community Relations

Complaints Concerning Categorical Aid Programs   

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All complaints concerning alleged violation of state or federal law or regulations governing consolidated categorical aid programs shall be handled in accordance with legal requirements, Governing Board policy and administrative regulations.

An investigation of each complaint shall include all relevant evidence presented by the complainant and/or representative. The complainant or representative shall have the opportunity to question any involved parties.

The district written report of each complaint shall contain the district's findings, the decision and the reasons for the decision. The report shall be prepared within 30 days of receiving the complaint. Within five days of the decision, a copy of the report shall be provided to the complainant in the language he/she best understands, together with notification that he/she may appeal the district's decision to the State Department of Education.

The Superintendent or designee shall send copies of this policy to all interested parties.

Legal Reference:


33050 Waiver, approval and exceptions (School Based Program Coordination Act)

60650 Personal beliefs


3900 Scope of consolidated categorical aid programs

3950 Definitions: complaint procedures

3951 Complaint procedures for local education agency (LEA)

3952 Responsibility of state for resolution of complaints;

3953 Compliance agreement

General Education Provisions Act (Federal)


adopted: March 13, 1992 Petaluma, California