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Williams Complaint Process

The Williams Complaint Process Coordinator for the Bear Valley Unified School District is:

 

Dr. Lisa Waner
Executive Director of Educational Services
Bear Valley Unified School District

42271 Moonridge Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

(909) 866-4631
lisa_waner@bearvalleyusd.org

 

More information about Williams Complaint Procedures.

 

The following are deficiencies related to the Williams Complaint Process for school districts:

     Textbooks and Instructional Materials

1.   A pupil, including an English learner, does not have standards-aligned textbooks or instructional materials or state-adopted or district-adopted textbooks or other required instructional materials to use in class.

2.   A pupil does not have access to textbooks or instructional materials to use at home or after school. This does not require two sets of textbooks or instructional materials for each pupil.

3.   Textbooks or instructional materials are in poor or unusable condition, have missing pages, or are unreadable due to damage.

4.   A pupil was provided photocopied sheets from only a portion of a textbook or instructional materials to address a shortage of textbooks or instructional materials.

Facility Conditions

1.  A condition poses an urgent or emergency threat to the health or safety of students or staff, including: gas leaks, nonfunctioning heating, ventilation, fire sprinklers or air-conditioning systems, electrical power failure, major sewer line stoppage, major pest or vermin infestation, broken windows or exterior doors or gates that will not lock and that pose a security risk, abatement of hazardous materials previously undiscovered that pose an immediate threat to pupils or staff, structural damage creating a hazardous or uninhabitable condition, and any other emergency conditions the school district determines appropriate.

2.  A school restroom has not been maintained or cleaned regularly, is not fully operational and has not been stocked at all times with toilet paper, soap, and paper towels or functional hand dryers.

3.  The school has not kept all restrooms open during school hours when pupils are not in classes and has not kept a sufficient number of restrooms open during school hours when pupils are in classes.

Teacher Vacancy or Misassignment

1.  Teacher vacancy - A semester begins and a teacher vacancy exists. (A teacher vacancy is a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of the year for an entire year or, if the position is for a one-semester course, a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of a semester for an entire semester.)

2.  Teacher misassignment - A teacher who lacks credentials or training to teach English learners is assigned to teach a class with more than 20 percent English learner pupils in the class.

3.  Teacher misassignment - A teacher is assigned to teach a class for which the teacher lacks subject matter competency.

 

Filing of Complaint (See attachments for the Williams Complaint Form)

 

A complaint alleging any condition(s) specified in the section "Types of Complaints" above shall be filed with the principal or designee at the school in which the complaint arises.  The principal or designee shall forward a complaint about problems beyond his/her authority to the Superintendent or designee in a timely manner, but not to exceed 10 working days.  (Education Code 35186; 5 CCR 4680)

 

Investigation and Response

 

The principal or designee shall make all reasonable efforts to investigate any problem within his/her authority.  He/she shall remedy a valid complaint within a reasonable time period not to exceed 30 working days from the date the complaint was received.  (Education Code 35186; 5 CCR 4685)

 

Complaints may be filed anonymously.  If the complainant has indicated on the complaint form that he/she would like a response to the complaint, the principal or designee shall report the resolution of the complaint to him/her at the mailing address indicated on the complaint form within 45 working days of the initial filing of the complaint. At the same time, the principal or designee shall report the same information to the Superintendent or designee.  (Education Code 35186; 5 CCR 4680, 4685)

 

When Education Code 48985 is applicable and the complainant has requested a response, the response shall be written in English and in the primary language in which the complaint was filed.  (Education Code 35186)

 

If a complainant is not satisfied with the resolution of a complaint, he/she has the right to describe the complaint to the Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled meeting.  (Education Code 35186; 5 CCR 4686)

 

For any complaint concerning a facilities condition that poses an emergency or urgent threat to the health or safety of students or staff as described in item #3a in the section "Types of Complaints" above, a complainant who is not satisfied with the resolution proffered by the principal or Superintendent or designee may file an appeal to the Superintendent of Public Instruction within 15 days of receiving the district's response.  The complainant shall comply with the appeal requirements specified in 5 CCR 4632.  (Education Code 35186; 5 CCR 4687)

 

All complaints and written responses shall be public records. (Education Code 35186; 5 CCR 4686)