The District-Level Complaint (DLC) process is available for all students, parents, employees, residents, or anyone who wishes to file an informal complaint against an employee, student, parent, third party, or vendor. The reason for filing a DLC is based on disagreements and disputes, or conduct that is considered unprofessional, harmful, abusive, offensive, and lewd.
While it is the complainant’s right to file a DLC, the following remedies are always available: 1) Speak with a school-site administrator or District office personnel to resolve the issue; 2) Request a facilitated meeting, which may include a school administrator, District office personnel, or Title IX Coordinator to resolve the problem; and 3) Mediation facilitated by District office personnel or Title IX Coordinator.
When filing a DLC, you will receive a time-stamped copy and within five calendar days, an “Acknowledgment Letter” of your complaint allegations and the individual assigned to investigate your claims. In a timely manner, you will receive a “Letter of Findings” outlining your complaint allegations, facts of the case and a determination of findings.
If the complainant or respondent is not satisfied with the outcome, either may appeal their complaint within fifteen calendar days to the Superintendent. The Superintendent will respond in a timely manner regarding irregularities of the facts and any new information provided. The Superintendent’s decision is final with no further appeal rights for the complainant or respondent.
For inquiries or complaints related to disagreements or disputes, or conduct that is unprofessional, harmful, abusive, offensive, and lewd, please contact your Principal, Civil Rights Manager, or:
District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer
Berkeley Unified School District
2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702
Phone: (510) 486-9338 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org