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Uniform Complaints / Williams & Title IX Regulations

From the California Department of Education:


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 (Uniform Complaint Procedure) 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."

Whom to Contact:

For issues involving students: Dr. Sharlene Ames, Assistant Superintendent, Ed. Services (831) 475-6333 ext. 209; email address:

For issues involving staff: Heidi Winner Odom, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources: (831) 475-6333 x 203; email address:

District Policies:

AR 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures
BP 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures

AR 1312.4 Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures - Exhibit

AR 1312.4 Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures

Uniform Complaint Procedures

AR 4244 Complaints



The Live Oak School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  This applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district.  School personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

(EC §§ 200, 220, 221.5, 234.1, 260; GC §11135; PC §422.55; 5 CCR §§ 4900, 4902, 4960)

Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinators:

For issues involving students: Dr. Sharlene Ames, Chief Academic Officer: (831) 475-6333 ext. 209; email address:

For issues involving staff: Heidi Winner Odom, Chief Human Resources Officer: (831) 475-6333 x 203; email address:

More Information Regarding Rights and Responsibilities

How to File a Complaint with OCR:

US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
San Francisco Office
for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: 415-486-5555
Fax: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339

Complaints Concerning District Employees:

AR 1312.10 Complaints Concerning District Employees
BP 1312.1 Complaints Concerning District Employees