Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP)

Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP)

Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP)

Uniform Complaint Procedure Notice

 

What is a complaint?

A 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 put the complaint in writing, due to conditions such as a disability or illiteracy, the agency shall assist the complainant in the filing of the complaint.

UCP Complaints

A complaint 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. UCP complaints are filed with the district superintendent or their designee.

Williams 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.


Proposition 30 Spending Plan for Escuela Popular

Title III LEA Plan Goal 2 Budget

Title III LEA Plan Goal 2 Budget

LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY PLAN GOAL 2: REQUIRED ANNUAL UPDATE

The purpose of this letter is to restate that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title III, Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Immigrant student program statutes require participating local educational agencies (LEAs) to update their LEA Plan Goal 2 annually, including the budget (ESEA, Title III, Part A, Section 3114).

To confirm that LEAs are fulfilling this obligation, the California Department of Education (CDE) requires LEAs to provide the local Web address link, known as Uniform Resource Locator (URL) where the approved LEA Plan and budget for the current year is posted when LEAs apply for Title III funds on the Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS).

In preparation for 2015−16 eligibility, please note that no allocations will be made to LEAs that do not provide the requested Web address link to their updated plan and budget on CARS by June 30, 2015. Hence, in 2015–16, and each year thereafter, in order to receive Title III funds in a timely manner, the LEA Plan Goal 2 and budget should be updated and approved locally before the application due date.

In an effort to guide the LEA with the process of updating the LEA Plan Goal 2, the CDE provides assistance with the process in the “Directions for Updating the LEA Plan Goal 2” document (Enclosure 1) and in the “Local Educational Agency Plan Goal 2 Title III Limited English Proficient/Title III Immigrant Annual Plan and Budget Update” chart (Enclosure 2). The LEA may use the enclosed “Local Educational Agency Plan Goal 2 Title III Allowable Costs” (Enclosure 3) documents when updating the budget, to ensure that the funding is used appropriately. LEAs may use the enclosed sample budget template as an addendum to the multi-year LEA Plan Goal 2 to update the budget each year (Enclosure 4). Also, for future reference, this letter and enclosures will be posted on the CDE Title III Accountability Requirements 2014 Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/t3/t3amaotargets14.asp.

Additionally, the CDE will provide virtual technical assistance to all Title III grantees in the form of a Webinar presentation that will be posted on the CDE Title III Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/t3/, for further reference. Also, the County Offices of Education Leads and the Bilingual Coordinators Network are informed about the process and they will disseminate this information to the field.

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact Geoffrey Ndirangu, Education Programs Consultant, Language Policy and Leadership Office, by phone at 916-323-5831 or by e-mail at gndirang@cde.ca.gov or Lilia G. Sánchez, Bilingual/Migrant Education Consultant, LPLO, by phone at 916-319-0265 or by e-mail at lsanchez@cde.ca.gov [note, the preceding contact has been replaced by Deb Reeves-Gutierrez, Education Programs Consultant, Language Policy and Leadership Office, phone 916-319-0265 or e-mail dreevesgutierrez@cde.ca.gov].

Sincerely,

Lupita Cortez Alcalá, Deputy Superintendent
Instruction and Learning Support Branch

LCA:ls
Enclosures

Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 7, 2016


Proposition 30 Spending Plan for Escuela Popular

Proposition 30 Spending Plan

Proposition 30 Spending Plan

How does Prop 30 funding work?

Prop 30 money comes from personal income tax and sales tax revenues, as calculated annually by the California Department of Finance. The money is transferred quarterly to the State Education Protection Account, and then disbursed to county offices of education, K-12 school districts, charter schools, and community college districts.

County offices of education, K-12 school districts, charter schools, and community college districts spend Prop 30 money according to their adopted spending plans, which must be made public.

The State Controller’s Office audits the State Education Protection Account to ensure that Prop 30 money is appropriately accounted for and disbursed in a manner consistent with California Constitution article XIII, section 36.
See July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015 audit report.

Independent auditors verify annually whether Prop 30 money is spent in accordance with the adopted spending plans of the county offices of education, K-12 school districts, charter schools, and community college districts. The Audit Reports are sent to the SCO for review.

Prop 30 Timeline

(Denotes traditional school year)

Prop 30 Timeline