A Williams complaint concerns 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 filled anonymously. The District must have a complaint form 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. Under applicable regulations, a notice must be posted in each classroom in each school notifying parents and guardians of the matters subject to a Williams complaint and where to obtain a form to file a complaint.
A Williams complaint must be resolved by the school principal, District Superintendent or designee. A complainant who is not satisfied with the resolution has the right to describe the complaint to the local governing board at a regularly scheduled meeting of the board. Except for complaints involving a condition of a facility that poses an emergency or urgent threat, there is no right to appeal to CDE.
In the case of complaints concerning a condition of a facility that poses an emergency or urgent threat, a complainant who is not satisfied with the resolution has the right to file an appeal to the Superintendent of Public Instruction at CDE within 15 calendar days of receiving the District decision.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Dr. Armina Gharpetian, President | Nayiri Nahabedian, Vice President
Greg Krikorian, Clerk | Jennifer Freemon, Member | Christine Walters, Member
Winfred B. Roberson, Jr., Superintendents of Schools