KCNS Uniform Complaint Policy


POLICY #: 4.03

Adopted Date: August, 2009

Last Revision: June 14, 2017


King-Chavez Neighborhood of School’s policy is to comply with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. The Charter Schools are the local agency primarily responsible for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations governing educational programs. Pursuant to this policy, persons responsible for conducting investigations shall be knowledgeable about the laws and programs which they are assigned to investigate. This complaint procedure is adopted to provide a uniform system of complaint processing for the following types of complaints:

1. Complaints of discrimination against any protected group including actual or perceived, including discrimination on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group, identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, parenting status, or mental or physical disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any Charter School program or activity; and

2. Complaints of violations of state or federal laws and regulations governing the following programs including but not limited to: special education, Title II, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, consolidated categorical aid, No Child Left Behind, migrant education, career technical and technical education training programs, child care and development programs, child nutrition programs, Title IX, and Williams Act to District conversion schools to which it applies.

The Charter School acknowledges and respects every individual’s rights to privacy. Discrimination complaints shall be investigated in a manner that protects the confidentiality of the parties and the integrity of the process. This includes keeping the identity of the complainant confidential, as appropriate and except to the extent necessary to carry out the investigation of proceedings, as determined by the Director or designee on a case-by-case basis.

The Charter School prohibits any form of retaliation against any complainant in the complaint process, including but not limited to a complainant’s filing of a complaint or the reporting of instances of discrimination. Such participation shall not in any way affect the status, grades or work assignments of the complainant.

Complaints must be filed within 12 months of the date of the alleged discrimination or violation. The Charter School will respond to complaints within 15 business days of the completion of the investigation of the written complaint.

The Governing Board designates the following compliance officer to receive and investigate written complaints and to ensure the Charter School’s compliance with the law:


Tim Wolf, CEO
King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools
2260 Island Ave.
San Diego, CA 92102


The official document and form for a complain can be downloaded below: