• Uniform Complaint Procedure, Williams, Title IX

    A uniform complaint may be filed regarding the violation of specific federal and state programs that use categorical funds such as Adult Education, After School Education and Safety, Agricultural Vocational Education, American Indian Education Centers, American Indian Early Childhood Education, Career Technical Education, Child Care and Development, Consolidated Categorical Aid, Foster Youth Services, Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plans, Migrant Education, Nutrition Services, Regional Occupational Centers, School Facilities, Special Education, Tobacco-Use Prevention Education, and Unlawful Pupil Fees are considered UCP complaints.

    A Williams Complaint, another type of UCP complaint, regards 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. Williams Complaints are filed with the principal, or their designee, of the school in which the complaint arises. Schools have complaint forms available for these types of complaints, but will not reject a complaint if the form is not used as long as the complaint is submitted in writing.

    Title IX is a federal law that was passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment). In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to gender stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:

    “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

    Title IX Coordinator:

    Stacey Stewart

    Assistant Superintendent of Special Education and Student Support

    (562) 866-9011 ext. 2030


    Complaints pertaining to Title IX shall be filed in accordance with our Uniform Complaint Procedures.  Review the documents below to understand more about our procedures.

    Student Rights Pursuant to Education Code 221.8

    Uniform Complaint Procedures

    Williams Complaint Form

    Additional Resources

    California Department of Education’s Office for Equal Opportunity

    United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

    United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Complaint Form 

    Contact Information:  1-800-421-3481 or ocr@ed.gov