What is a UCP complaint?

A complaint under the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) is a written and signed statement alleging a violation of federal or state laws governing certain educational programs.

What agencies are subject to the UCP?

The UCP covers alleged violations by local educational agencies (LEAs) (school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools) and local public or private agencies which receive direct or indirect funding from the State to provide specific school programs, activities, or related services. 

For more information regarding UCP complaints, go to CDE's website and search Uniform Complaint Procedures.

California Department of Education September 22, 2020

Authorized by: California Code of Regulations, Title 5 sections 4600-4694