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Complaint Procedures

Complaint Regulations and Forms

Complaint Regulations and Forms

The District encourages the early, informal resolution of complaints at the site level whenever possible. Parents or guardians of students in the Moraga School District are urged, therefore, to discuss their concerns directly with the school site employee(s) in question.
In accordance with the California Code of Regulations and the California Education Code, the Moraga School District has established the following procedures for handling different types of complaints. The types of complaints are listed below along with links to the corresponding complaint form. Types of Complaints:

Complaints Concerning Workplace Violence

Moraga School District's Workplace Violence Prevention plan addresses the hazards known to be associated with the four types of workplace violence as defined by Labor Code Section 6401.9.  

Complaints Concerning District Personnel and/or Other District Procedures

Every effort should be made to resolve the concerns of parents/guardians at the site or office level at the earliest possible stage. If a complainant is unable or unwilling to resolve the complaint directly with the employee, they may submit a written complaint to the employee’s principal or immediate supervisor. A complaint related to a principal or district office administrator shall be initially filed in writing to the Superintendent. Complaints against the Superintendent shall be submitted, in writing, to the Governing Board.


Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials

The Governing Board uses a comprehensive process to adopt district instructional materials that is based on selection criteria established by law and Board policy and includes opportunities for the input of parents/guardians and community members. Complaints concerning the content or use of instructional materials, including textbooks, supplementary instructional materials, library materials, or other instructional materials and equipment, shall be properly and fairly considered using established complaint procedures. Parents/guardians are encouraged to discuss any concerns regarding instructional materials with their child's teacher and/or the school principal. If the situation remains unresolved, a complaint may be filed using the form below.


Uniform Complaint Procedures

A uniform complaint, or UCP 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 complaining party (or complainant) is unable to put the complaint in writing, due to conditions such as a disability or illiteracy, the District shall assist the complainant in the filing of the complaint.  The procedure should be used for non-Title IX sexual harassment and discriminatory bullying cases as well.  The UCP form is available in the main office at all schools and on the District website.


Board Policy 1312.3

Administrative Regulation 1312.3

District Complaint Form


Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures

Complaints regarding the sufficiency of instructional materials, teacher vacancy or
 misassignment, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of students, and high school exit exam intensive instruction and service for students who have completed grade 8, should be submitted in writing using the Williams UCP form. The Williams UCP form is available in the main office at all schools and on the District website.

Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment

All allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment, including those involving an employee, job applicant, intern, volunteer, or other person contracted to provide services to the District, will be processed in accordance with BP/AR 4031 (Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment) or in a manner that is otherwise deemed appropriate by the District.

Title VI of the Civil Right Act of 1964 and Related Statutes

The Superintendent has designated the following Compliance Officer to receive and investigate complaints and ensure District compliance with all state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color and/or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance:
Assistant Superintendent, Administrative ServicesMoraga School District1540 School StreetMoraga, CA 94556(925)376-5943.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by recipients of federal
funds, including colleges, universities, and public school districts.

The Moraga School District is committed to providing educational programs, activities, and services that are free from unlawful discrimination based on actual or perceived
legally protected characteristics, or association with a person or group with one or more of such characteristics, including sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and
gender expression as required by Title IX.
Title IX Coordinator
Susan Bishop, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services
1540 School Street
Moraga, CA 94556 
(925) 376-5943

Please see the Title IX/Nondiscrimination Page for further information.