To ensure that it is effectively preventing and addressing incidents of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in its schools, Sacramento City Unified should ensure the impartial resolution of complaints by not assigning the investigation to site administrators or other staff specifically named in the complaint.
Complaints simultaneously filed against school staff AND school site administrator generates two complaint investigations instead of one. Specifically, the school administrator is the investigator of record for the school staff related complaint and the site administrator's supervisor, the Area Superintendent, is the investigator of the allegations against the school administrator.
Additionally, the district has modified its complaint log database to include target dates (30-day and 45-day) within the 60-day investigation period to contact or "check-in" with the designated investigation(s) responsible for resolving the case. These periodic check-in's are avenues to determine current status of complaint investigations and provides an opportunity to offer assistance to the investigator to ensure compliance established deadlines.
The district failed to update its response in the recommendations database.
Despite our requests, Sacramento City Unified failed to update its response in the recommendations database.
The District has implemented a changed policy as follows:
Complaints simultaneously filed against school site staff AND school site administrator generates two complaint investigations instead of one. Specifically, the school administrator is the investigator of record for the school staff complaint and the Area Superintendent assigned to the school is the investigator record for the allegations against the school administrator.
The district did not provide documentation to support its fully implemented status. It has agreed to provide these documents as part of its 6-month response.
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