Upland Unified School District
Students of Upland USD

Uniform Complaint Procedures/Title IX Coordination

The governing board recognizes that the district has primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The district shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints at the local level. The district shall follow uniform complaint procedures when addressing complaints alleging unlawful discrimination based on religion, age, gender, color, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, or physical or mental disability in any program or activity that receives or benefits from state financial assistance. The district shall also follow uniform complaint procedures when addressing complaints alleging failure to comply with state or federal laws including adult basic education, consolidated categorical aid programs, vocational education, child care and development programs, child nutrition programs and special education programs.

The board encourages the early, informal resolution of complaints at the site level whenever possible

Uniform Complaint Procedures

Upon receipt of a written complaint from an individual, public agency or organization, uniform complaint procedures shall be initiated. The superintendent or designee shall distribute full information about these procedures.

The board prohibits retaliation in any form for the filing of a complaint, the reporting of instances of discrimination, or for participation in complaint procedures. Such participation shall not in any way affect the status, grades, or work assignments of the complainant.

The board acknowledges and respects student and employee rights to privacy. Discrimination complaints shall be investigated in a manner that protects the confidentiality of the parties and the facts. This includes keeping the identity of the complainant confidential except to the extent necessary to carry out the investigation or proceedings, as determined by the superintendent or designee on a case-by-case basis.

The superintendent or designee shall ensure that employees designated to investigate complaints are knowledgeable about the laws and programs for which they are responsible. Such employees may have access to legal counsel as determined by the superintendent or designee. 

Compliance Officer

The governing board designates the following compliance officer to receive and investigate complaints and ensure district compliance with law: 

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
390 N. Euclid Avenu
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 985.1864

The superintendent or designee shall annually notify in writing, as applicable, its students, employees, parents or guardians of its students, the district advisory committee, school advisory committees, and other interested parties of their local educational agency complaint procedures, including the opportunity to appeal to the California Department of Education. The notice shall include the identity (identities) of the person(s) responsible for processing complaints. The notice shall also advise the recipient of the notice of any civil law remedies that may be available, and of the appeal and review procedures. This notice shall be in English, and when necessary, in the primary language or mode of communication of the recipient of the notice. 

The following procedures shall be used to address all complaints, which allege that the district has violated federal or state laws or regulations governing educational programs. The Compliance Officer shall maintain a record of each complaint and subsequent related actions, including: 

  • The original complaint
  • A copy of the district decision
  • A summary of the nature and extent of the investigation conducted by the district if not covered in the district decision
  • A report of any action taken to resolve the complaint
  • A copy of the district complaint procedures
  • Such other relevant information
Step 1: Filing a Complaint
Step 2: Investigation of Complaint
Step 3: Response
Step 4: Final Written Decision

Appeals to the California Department of Education

If dissatisfied with the district's decision, the complainant may seek assistance through resources, i.e., Legal Aid Society of the WestEnd, Inland Counties Legal Services or Tel-Law General information. If unable to resolve the dispute via local remedies, the complainant may appeal in writing to the California Department of Education within 15 days of receiving the district’s decision. Other resources available include the Office of Civil Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union.

When appealing to the California Department of Education, the complainant must specify the reason(s) for appealing the district's decision and must include a copy of the locally filed complaint and the district's decision. 

Title IX Coordination

The following are a list of rights, which are based upon Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

  • You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
  • You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
  • You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
  • You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
  • You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following: equipment and supplies, scheduling of games and practices, transportation and daily allowances, access to tutoring, coaching, locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities, medical and training facilities and services, publicity.
  • You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
  • You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
  • You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
  • You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
  • You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint. 

Phone: (909) 985-1864

Address: 390 North Euclid Avenue, Upland, CA 91786