Report 2016-109 Recommendation 29 Responses

Report 2016-109: Uniform Complaint Procedures: The California Department of Education's Inadequate Oversight Has Led to a Lack of Uniformity and Compliance in the Processing of Complaints and Appeals (Release Date: January 2017)

Recommendation #29 To: San Diego Unified School District

To ensure it complies with its UCP procedures, San Diego Unified should by March 2017 establish additional measures to verify it sends its final investigation reports in the languages in which the complainants submit their complaints.

60-Day Agency Response

Upon receipt of the report, we revised our Uniform Complaint processing list and flow chart to include a specific statement to review the original complaint and determine if the response needs to be provided in a language other than English, and, if so, send the response to our Translation Department to be translated into the appropriate language. In addition, we provided a declaration by the current Title IX/Uniform Complaint Compliance Officer in which she states that since she started in August 2016, she has received two complaints in a language other than English and both responses were translated before mailing.

  • Completion Date: February 2017
  • Response Date: April 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2016-109

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.