To ensure that it is effectively preventing and addressing incidents of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in its schools, Sacramento City Unified should notify all complainants of the right to appeal its decisions to Education.
The District's complaint acknowledgement letter has been modified to inform complainants of their right to appeal decisions to the Department of Education.
The district has fully implemented this recommendation by updating its acknowledgement letter template, which now contains the following paragraph:
"Additionally, please be advised that in the event that you are dissatisfied with the District's decision/outcome of your complaint, you may appeal in writing to the California Department of Education within 15 days of receiving the district's decision. For good cause, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may grant an extension for filing appeals. (CCR 4652) For your reference, the California Department of Education website is www.cde.ca.gov"
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.