The District encourages the early, informal resolution of complaints at the site level whenever possible. Parents or guardians of students in the Long Beach Unified School District are urged therefore, to discuss their concerns directly with the school site employee(s) in question.
In accordance with the California Code of Regulations, the Long Beach Unified School District has established procedures for handling different types of complaints. The types of complaints are listed below along with links to the corresponding complaint form.
Types of Complaints:
Uniform Complaint Procedures
This complaint procedure governs complaints of discrimination, harassment, violence, intimidation, and bullying on the basis of actual or perceived age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability or on a person's association with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any program or activity that receives or benefits from state financial assistance The UCP shall also be used when addressing complaints alleging failure to comply with state and/or federal laws in (1) adult education, (2) consolidated categorical aid programs, (3) migrant education, (4) career technical education, (5) child care and development programs, (6) child nutrition programs, (7) special education programs, (8) federal school safety planning requirements, and (9) Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plans. The UCP form is available in the main office at all schools and on the District website
Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures
Complaints regarding the sufficiency of instructional materials, teacher vacancy or
misassignment, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of students, and high school exit exam intensive instruction and service for students who have completed grade 12, should be submitted in writing using the Williams UCP form. The Williams UCP form is available in the main office at all schools and on the District website.
Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials
Complaints concerning instructional materials will be accepted only from staff, District residents, or the parents/guardians of children enrolled in a District school.
Complaints Concerning District Personnel
Every effort should be made to resolve the concerns of parents/guardians at the site or office level at the earliest possible stage. IF a complainant is unable or unwilling to resolve the complaint directly with the employee, s/he may submit an oral or written complaint to the employee’s principal or immediate supervisor. A complaint related to a principal or central office administrator shall be initially filed in writing to the Superintendent. Complaints against the Superintendent shall be submitted, in writing, to the Board of Education.
District Compliance Officer
The Governing Board has designated the following Compliance Officer to receive and investigate complaints and ensure District compliance with the law:
Director, Office of the Deputy Superintendent
Long Beach Unified School District
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810