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The Laguna Beach Unified School District recognizes that it has the primary responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The District shall investigate and seek to resolve any complaints alleging failure to comply with such laws and/or alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying in accordance with the uniform complaint procedures.

The District shall use the uniform complaint procedures (UCP) 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 (UCP) 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 (AB 1575), the requirements for the development and adoption of a school safety plan, legal requirements related to the implementation of the local control and accountability plan per Education Code 52075, and state and/or federal laws in adult education programs, consolidated categorical aid programs, migrant education, career technical and technical education and training programs, child care and development programs, child nutrition programs, and special education programs.

If you have a complaint against an employee that does not rise to the level of a uniform complaint, you may submit a complaint using the Complaint Concerning Employees form linked below.

Complaint Concerning Employees

Appeals (Board Policy 1312.1)
If either the complainant or the employee submits an appeal of the Superintendent's decision to the Board, the Board shall determine whether to uphold the Superintendent's decision without hearing the complaint, appoint an appeals committee to advise the Board, or hear the appeal itself. If the Board decides to hear the complaint, the matter shall be addressed in closed session in accordance with Government Code 54957 unless the employee requests that it be heard in open session. The Board shall review the original complaint and additional information provided by the Superintendent or designee regarding the steps taken to resolve the issue. The Board's decision shall be final.

LBUSD Uniform Complaint Form

LBUSD Pupil Fee Uniform Complaint Form (AB 1575)

The District's Williams uniform complaint procedures shall be used to investigate and resolve any complaint related to the following:

  1. Sufficiency of textbooks or instructional materials
  2. Emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health or safety of students or staff
  3. Teacher vacancies and mis-assignments
  4. Deficiency in the district's provision of instruction and/or services to any student who, by the completion of grade 12, has not passed one or both parts of the high school exit examination

LBUSD Williams Complaint Form

All Uniform Complaints should be directed to the Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, 550 Blumont St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 497-7700.

When an allegation that is not subject to the UCP is included in a UCP complaint, the District shall refer the non-UCP allegation to the appropriate staff or agency and shall resolve the UCP-related allegation(s) through the District's UCP.