STUDENT COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES

 

Alleged acts of unfairness or any decision made by school personnel, except as otherwise provided for under student suspension and expulsion, which students and/or parents/guardians believe to be unjust or in violation of pertinent policies of the Board or individual school rules, may be appealed to the school principal or a designated representative.

 

The following guidelines are established for the presentation of student complaints and grievances:

 

< The principals shall schedule a conference with the student and any staff members involved to attempt to resolve the problem. Parents/Guardians may be involved in the conference, or a later conference for parents/guardians may be scheduled at the discretion of the principal.

 

< If the problem is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student and/or parents/guardians, a request may be submitted for a conference with the superintendent of schools. The superintendent shall arrange a conference to consider the problem, and to inform participants of the action that will be taken.

 

< If the student and/or parents/guardians are not satisfied with the action of the superintendent, they may submit a written request to appear before the Board of Education. Unless required by law, a hearing will be at the discretion of the Board. The decision of the Board shall be final.

 

All persons are assured that they may utilize this procedure without reprisal.

 

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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.

 

Adopted: December 14, 2000

 

Revised:

 

Cross Refs: AC, Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment

IGBC, Parent/Family Involvement in Instructional and Other Programs

IGBCA, Programs for Homeless Students

IGDBA, Distribution of Noncurricular Student Publications

KL, Public Complaints

 

Advance R-IV School District, Advance, Missouri

 

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