There are many ways to solve a problem at a school site or department and various actions you can take when you have disagreed with an action or you believe there has been a violation of your union contract, workers rights, or unfair treatment.
A grievance is a formal complaint that is raised by an employee towards an employer within the workplace. Reasons for filing a grievance in the workplace can be as a result of, but not limited to, a breach of the terms and conditions of an employment contract, raises and promotions, or lack thereof.
The WCCUSD's OEE addresses complaints related to sexual and/or gender-based harassment in compliance with Board Policy 5145.7. Please review the policy prior to submitting a complaint, which is available here. It may also be helpful to review the District's answers to frequently asked questions, which are available here.
If you need to file a Title IX Complaint, please use the complaint forms available here and answer the questions to the best of your ability.
You can submit the form by email, USPS, or in person. If you would like help completing the form, please contact the OEE by phone at (510) 307-7861, by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person at 1108 Bissell Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801
The Uniform Complaint Procedures (“UCP”) apply to complaints alleging a violation of applicable state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The UCP shall be used to investigate and resolve allegations made by a student, or a student’s duly authorized representative, involving unlawful discrimination, intimidation, or bullying based on a protected characteristic.
The UCP also shall be used for allegations of a violation of specific federal and state programs that use categorical funds, such as Adult Education, Career Technical Education, Child Care and Development. A full list of complaints covered by the UCP can be found under BP 1312.3.
Every employee has the right to complain about another employee in WCCUSD. The “complaint concerning school personnel” is intended to be used for the following situations:
Employee to employee
Employee to supervisor
Student to employee
Parent to employee
Education Code 35186 creates a procedure for the filing of complaints concerning deficiencies related to instructional materials, conditions of facilities that are not maintained in a clean or safe manner or in good repair, teacher vacancy or misassignment, or the lack of opportunity to receive intensive instruction and services to pupils who did not pass one or both parts of the high school exit examination by the end of grade 12. The complaint and response are public documents as provided by law. Complaints may be filed anonymously. However, if you wish to receive a response to your complaint, you must provide the contact information below.