As an additional safety precaution, we have a closed campus policy. Please read more about it below:
Parent Concerns and Complaints
Tulare City School District empowers its school leadership with the ability to make site-based management decisions. The District also recognizes that each of its schools has its own unique campus culture and climate. While we are fifteen schools rising together, school leaders are encouraged to make individual decisions that best meet the needs of their school community.
As leaders of their own campus, your school site principal should be your first stop when you have a concern about your child’s educational experience. If your first efforts to address a problem with your child’s teacher are unsuccessful, please contact your child’s principal to seek assistance. It is essential that the principal be included in the process. You should expect that your school site contacts will treat your concern with an appropriate level of seriousness, and make every effort to reasonably respond to the issue you raise.
What is a concern?
A concern indicates a level of dissatisfaction in regard to a person or service within the organization and a request for information and/or resolution.
What is a complaint?
A complaint is a formal request to investigate allegations of non-compliance with District policy, procedure or statute. A formal complaint is a written statement, signed and verified under the penalty of perjury, by a complainant via a letter or on forms provided by the District which alleges a specific violation, by a District employee, of a District policy, procedure or statute.
If any person desires to file a formal complaint, they may place their complaint in writing and submit to:
Uniform Complaint Procedures
The district shall use the uniform complaint procedures to resolve any complaint alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying in district programs and activities based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal Code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Uniform complaint procedures shall also be used to address any complaint alleging the district's failure to comply with the prohibition against requiring students to pay fees, deposits, or other charges for participation in educational activities, the requirements for the development and adoption of a school safety plan, and state and/or federal laws in adult education programs, consolidated categorical aid programs, Local Control Funding Formula, Local Control Accountability Plan, migrant education, career technical and technical education and training programs, childcare and development programs, child nutrition programs, and special education programs.
Title IX and Sex Discrimination
Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states:
Education Code 221.8 states that students have the following rights:
To file a complaint under Title IX, please follow the same guidelines indicated for Tulare City School District Uniform Complaint Procedures (BP/AR 1312.3).
School Site Title IX & Gender Equity Coordinator
U.S. Department of Education
Williams Act Complaint Procedures
The Governing Board desires to identify and resolve any deficiencies related to:
Williams Act Complaint Procedures
*Teacher vacancy means a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of the year for an entire year or, if the position is for a one-semester course, a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of a semester for an entire semester.
**Misassignment means the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or services position for which the employee does not hold a legally recognized certificate or credential or the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or services position that the employee is not otherwise authorized by statute to hold.
For more information, please see page 16 of the Parent/Student Handbook.