Complaints


Wheatland School District welcomes constructive comments that help to improve the quality of our educational program and assist our staff to perform their tasks more efficiently.

Some complaints fall within the jurisdiction of the school district and others fall within the jurisdiction of the California Department of Education.

For general information on complaints, please click here to view the California Department of Education Uniform Complaint Procedures. 

Complaints about School PersonnelTop of Page

Governing Boards are legally required to safeguard employees from individuals who may upbraid, insult or abuse them (illegal acts). In addition, personnel matters, especially anything evaluative in nature, must be done in a closed board meeting.

The procedure for filing a complaint is as follows:

  • A complaint concerning a school employee should first be made directly to the person the complaint concerns.
  • If unresolved, then the complaint should be directed to the Principal in writing, for review and analysis.
  • If unresolved, the complaint shall be referred to the Superintendent.
  • The Superintendent's decision shall be final, unless one of the parties involved requests a closed session before the Board of Trustees on the complaint. When a complaint is made directly to the Board as a whole or to an individual Board member, it shall be referred to the administration for study and possible solution.

Complaints about Instructional ProgramsTop of Page

If you wish to lodge a complaint about an instructional program, please present your criticism in writing to the Superintendent.

Written complaints about programs should be very specific in nature, addressing:

  • The program involved
  • Specific complaints
  • Identification of complainant by name, address, any pertinent affiliation, and a statement of the basis for criticizing the particular item

If the complaint involves any Consolidated Categorical Programs (Title I, Title II, etc.), the complainant may contact and discuss the issue with the School's Administrator. If the issue is still unresolved, the complainant may use the Uniform Complaint Procedure.

Non-Discrimination Statement: Title IX - Ed Code 221.61Top of Page

The Wheatland School District is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and/or bullying.
 
The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on race or ethnicity, gender/sex, sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, political belief or affiliation, a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.
 
For inquiries about District policies and procedures related to student-to-student, student-to-staff and staff-to student harassment/discrimination, including how to file a harassment/discrimination complaint contact the District Superintendent or the Principal at each of the site’s effected:
 
District Office Contact:
 
Wheatland School District
Craig Guensler - District Superintendent
530-633-3130
 
School Site Contact:
 
Bear River School
Angela Gouker – Principal
530-633-3135
 
Lone Tree School/WCA
Jodie Jacklett – Principal
530-788-0248
 
Wheatland Elementary School
Jim Evans – Principal
530-633-3140
 
For inquiries or complaints related to employee-to-employee, student-to-employee, or work/employment related discrimination or harassment, contact:
 
Wheatland School District
Craig Guensler - District Superintendent
530-633-3130
 
The link to the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights’ complaint form and contact information is below:
 
The link to the California Department of Education Office of Equal Opportunity is below:
 

Equal AccessTop of Page

Williams v. State of California is a landmark 2004 Superior Court case to provide all students equal access to instructional materials, safe schools, and quality teachers.

Fore more information, click here.
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