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Uniform Complaint Procedure

For students, employees, parents or guardians of students, school and district advisory committees, appropriate private school officials or representatives, and other interested parties.

The Oceanside Unified School District shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints using policies and procedures know as the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP). The Oceanside Unified School District has the primary responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations and has established procedures to address allegations of unlawful discrimination and complaints alleging violation of state or federal law as governing education programs.

The UCP shall be used when addressing complaints alleging failure to comply with state and/or federal laws in the following areas:

The UCP shall also be utilized for allegations of: unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying regarding actual or perceived characteristics such as age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, gender, gender expression, gender identity, mental or physical disability, nationality, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, in any program or activity that receives or benefits from state financial assistance.

If the District finds merit in a complaint regarding Pupil Fees, LCAP, Education of Pupils in Foster Care, Pupils who are Homeless, former Juvenile Court Pupils now enrolled in a school district, pupils in military families, Reasonable Accommodations to Lactating Pupil, Course Periods without Educational Content (grades nine through twelve), and Physical Education Instructional Minutes (grades one through twelve), the District shall provide a remedy.

Complaints will be investigated and a written decision or report will be sent to the complainant within sixty (60) days from the receipt of the complaint.  This sixty (60) day time period may be extended by written agreement of the complainant. The Local Education Agency (LEA) person responsible for investigating the complaint shall conduct and complete the investigation in accordance with California Code of Regulations sections 4680-4687 and in accordance with local procedures adopted under section Board Policy 1312.

The complainant has a right to appeal the LEA’s decision to the California Department of Education (CDE) by filing a written appeal within fifteen (15) days of receiving the LEA’s decision. The appeal must include a copy of the complaint filed with the LEA and a copy of the LEA’s decision.


Complaints must be filed, in writing, to:   

Todd McAteer, Ed.D.,
Associate Superintendent of Human Resources
2111 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92058