The District encourages the early, informal resolution of complaints at the site level whenever possible. The Fowler Unified School District asks families to discuss their concerns directly with the school site employee(s) in question.
In accordance with the California Code of Regulations, the Fowler Unified School District has established procedures for resolving different types of complaints. The types of complaints are listed below along with links to the corresponding complaint form (Required Postings & Legal Info.)
Complaint Regarding District Employees:
Fowler USD Board Policy 1312.1
The Governing Board accepts responsibility for providing a means by which the public can hold employees accountable for their actions. The Board desires that complaints be resolved expeditiously without disrupting the educational process.
Every effort should be made to resolve a complaint at the earliest possible stage. All complaints related to district personnel other than administrators shall be submitted in writing to the principal or immediate supervisor. If the complainant is unable to prepare the complaint in writing, administrative staff should help him/her to do so. Complaints related to a principal or central office administrator shall be initially filed in writing with the Director of Human Resources, who will determine an appropriate investigator. Complaints related to a Board member or to the Superintendent shall be initially filed in writing with the Board.
Complaint Concerning Employees-Form
Uniform Complaint Procedures
A Uniform complaint is a written and signed statement alleging a violation of federal or state laws or regulations, which may include an allegation of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying. If the complainant is unable to make a complaint in writing due to conditions such as disability or illiteracy, the agency should assist the complainant in the filing of the complaint.
The Board encourages the early, informal resolution of complaints at the site level whenever possible.
California Department Of Education Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP) Brochure
Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials and Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures
A Williams Complaint, another type of UCP complaint, in regards to instructional materials, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of pupils, and teacher vacancy or misassignment and may be filed anonymously. LEAs shall have a complaint form available for these types of complaints (see below), but will not reflect a complaint if the form is not used as long as the complaint is submitted in writing.
Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials E 1312.2
Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Exhibit 1312.4 E1
Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Exhibit 1312.4 E2