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Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials/Williams Uniform Complaint

Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials

The Governing Board uses a comprehensive process to adopt district instructional materials that is based on selection criteria established by law and Board policy and includes opportunities for the involvement of parents/guardians and community members.

Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials BP 1312.2 
Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials AR 1312.2

Complaints related to sufficiency of textbooks or instructional materials shall be resolved pursuant to the district's Williams uniform complaint procedure at AR 1312.4.

Williams Uniform Complaints

The district shall use the Williams Uniform Complaint procedures to investigate and resolve complaints when the complainant alleges that any of the following has occurred: (Education Code 35186; 5 CCR 4681, 4682, 4683) 

1. Textbooks and instructional materials

  • A pupil, including an English learner, does not have standards-aligned textbooks or instructional materials or state- or district-adopted textbooks or other required instructional materials to use in class.
  • A pupil does not have access to textbooks or instructional materials to use at home or after school.
  • Textbooks or instructional materials are in poor or unusable condition, have missing pages, or are unreadable due to damage.
  • A pupil was provided photo-copied sheets from only a portion of a text book or instructional material to address a shortage of textbooks or instructional materials.

2. Teacher vacancy or misassignment

  • A semester begins and a teacher vacancy exists.
  • 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.
  • A teacher is assigned to teach a class for which the teacher lacks subject matter competency.

3. Facilities

  • A condition poses an emergency or urgent threat to the health or safety of pupils or staff.
  • A school restroom has not been maintained or cleaned regularly, is not fully operational, or has not been stocked at all times (example: toilet paper, soap, and/or paper towels or functional hand dryers).
  • The school has not kept all restrooms open during school hours when students are not in classes and has not kept a sufficient number of restrooms open during school hours when students are in classes.

Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures AR 1312.

To file a Williams Complaint related to instructional materials, teacher vacancies/missassignments, or facilities, please complete and submit the appropriate form below. 

Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form (English) 
Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form (Español)
Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials Form
Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials Form (Español)

 The 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.

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 within 45 working days of the initial filing of the complaint. If a response is requested, the response shall be made to the mailing address of the complainant as indicated on the complaint form.

At the same time, the principal or designee shall report the same information to the Superintendent or designee.

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