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.