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