Complaint Procedure


Mental and Health Services: 

In keeping with our District’s mission and vision, we recognize the importance of mental health as a critical component to a student’s ability to learn. We believe all students have the right to access comprehensive health services in order to achieve success.

Harassment and Bullying:

The Board of Education recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on student learning and school attendance and desires to provide safe school environments that protect students from physical and emotional harm. The Ojai Unified School District establishes clear rules for student conduct as well as reporting mechanisms and consequences for perpetrators of bullying.

Crisis Management:

Upon notification of a crisis situation related to students or staff, site administration will refer to the appropriate emergency protocols listed in the Appendix of the OUSD Student Wellness Policy. In the event information needs to be shared, every effort will be made to consider the family’s wishes as related to disseminating information to the student body or staff. Confidentiality by all staff will be maintained, and no information or action will occur without prior approval from the school’s administration. It is a priority for our school district to consider privacy and sensitivity relative to the circumstance. 

Bullying PowerPoint Presentation (2013-2017 data) - June 2017
Board Informational Presentation June 27, 2017
Bullying Presentation - January 2017 (Spanish)
Ojai Unified School District Protocols for Response to a Tragedy
Additional Health Services Information
Bullying/Harassment Complaint Form   (Spanish)

Uniform Complaint Procedure

Any individual, public agency or organization may file a written complaint of alleged noncompliance with the District by completing the appropriate notification form. The Uniform Complaint Form may be obtained by Kathy Smith, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, at the District office at 414 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA 93023. Mrs. Smith can be reached at (805) 640-4300 x 1011.



The District designates the individual identified below as the employee responsible for coordinating the District's response to complaints and for complying with state and federal civil rights laws. The individual also serves as the compliance officer. The individual shall receive and coordinate the investigation of complaints and shall ensure district compliance with the law.

The compliance officer who receives a complaint may assign another compliance officer to investigate the complaint. The compliance officer shall promptly notify the complainant if another compliance officer is designated to investigate the complaint.

Ojai Unified School District - Compliance Officer Dr. Sherrill Knox, Assistant Superintendent
414 E. Ojai Avenue.
Ojai, CA 805-640-4300 x 1011
or email to complaints@ojaiusd.org

Title IX Complaint Procedure

Title IX Information from the U.S. Department of Education

Title IX Compliance Officer 

Dr. Sherrill Knox, Assistant Superintendent
414 E. Ojai Avenue.
Ojai, CA 805-640-4300 x 1011

or email to complaints@ojaiusd.org

For information regarding Title IX complaint procedures click here

Williams Lawsuit Settlement Complaint Procedure

For information regarding Williams Lawsuit Settlement, complaint procedures click here