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Consolidated Categorical Aid Program Appeals

Information on the filing, investigation, and resolution of an appeal regarding an alleged violation of federal or state law or regulations governing consolidated categorical aid programs.

What is a Consolidated Categorical Program Complaint?

A Consolidated Categorical Program complaint is a written statement alleging violation of a federal or state law or regulation related to specific categorical programs. A complaint alleging the violation of laws and regulations related to consolidated categorical programs must be filed by way of the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) as written in the California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR) sections 4600-4687 and California Education Code sections 49010-49013.

UCP Informational Documents

The following document describes the process for filing a complaint. Topics include referring complaint issues, local educational agency (LEA) responsibilities, LEA policies and procedures, filing a local complaint, timelines, appealing LEA decisions, department resolution procedures, and the final report procedures of the California Department of Education (CDE).

Uniform Complaint Procedures Pamphlet (DOCX; Posted 22-Sep-2020)

Guidance for students; employees; parents and guardians; district and school advisory committee members; private school officials and other interested parties for filing a UCP complaint in their local educational agency.

Questions:   Categorical Programs Complaints Management Office | Appeal Assistance Form | 916-319-0929
Last Reviewed: Monday, December 5, 2022