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What is a UCP complaint? Top of Page

A complaint under the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) is a written and signed statement by an individual, public agency, or organization alleging a violation of federal or state laws governing certain educational programs.

What agencies are subject to the UCP?Top of Page

The UCP covers alleged violations by local educational agencies (LEAs) (school districts and county offices of education) and local public or private agencies which receive direct or indirect funding from the State to provide any school programs, activities, or related services. Charter schools which receive federal funds are also subject to the UCP or where specified in statute.

What educational program and services are covered by the UCP?Top of Page

  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Vocational Education Career Technical Education
  • Child Care and Developmental
  • Child Nutrition Programs
  • Compensatory Education
  • Consolidated Categorical Aid
  • Course Periods w/o Educational Content
  • Foster and Homeless Education
  • Every Student Succeeds Act
  • Local Control Accountability Plans
  • Migrant Education
  • Physical Education Instructional Minutes
  • Pupil Fees
  • School Safety Plans
  • Special Education
  • Tobacco-Use Prevention
Information appearing below was copied from the California Department of Education's UCP webpage on 2/9/2017

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