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Complaint Procedures

Information about filing a complaint for a school or a school district.
Food Programs (USDA)
Procedures for filing a complaint against National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Special Milk, Child and Adult Care Food, Summer Food Service, or Commodity Supplemental Food programs.
Special Education
The Special Education dispute resolution process.
Uniform Complaint Procedures
The responsibilities of the complainant, the local educational agency, and the California Department of Education according to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, sections 4600-4687.
Other Complaints
Complaints against a district, school, principal, teacher, or school personnel are not within the jurisdiction of the CDE. Each local district governing board has ultimate authority over general education processes.