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Summary of appeals of Local Educational Agency (LEA) decisions issued under the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP).

Each year the California Department of Education is required by the Legislature to provide a summary of the number of days for completion of appeals of Local Educational Agency (LEA)  decisions issued under the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP).  Under the UCP, LEAs are responsible for investigating and resolving most complaints, and the CDE is responsible for reviewing appeals of LEA investigations. The CDE may also directly investigate in cases where a student may suffer immediate and irreparable harm to an unlawful policy and filing the complaint locally would be futile. The CDE processes complaints and appeals pursuant to the UCP statutory and regulatory timelines and procedures for processing these matters.

The report identifies whether the complaint is being appealed from an LEA decision or if the Department conducted the investigation; the CDE program area; the general nature of the complaint; and whether the matter was resolved within the 60 day timeframe.  For those not completed timely, explanations are provided.  

Available legislative reports:

2020 Uniform Complaint Procedures Legislative Report

2021 Uniform Complaint Procedures Legislative Report

Questions:   Education Equity UCP Office | eeucpo@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-8239
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 28, 2021
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