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Grievance Procedure

NORTH HARRISON R-III SCHOOL DISTRICT
GRIEVANCE/COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

Students, parents of students or employees of the North Harrison R-III District have the right to file a formal complaint alleging noncompliance with regulations outlined in Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, NCLB Act, and Homeless Students.

Level One – Principal or Immediate Supervisor (Informal and Optional – may be bypassed by the grievant) Employees with a grievance of the NCLB or Homeless of nondiscrimination on the basis of sex, race, national origin or disability may first discuss it with their principal or immediate supervisor, with the objective of resolving the matter informally. A student or parent with a complaint of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, national origin or disability may discuss it with the teacher, counselor or building level administrator involved.

Level Two- Title IX, Section 504 Coordinators, NCLB, and Homeless Students.
If the grievance is not resolved at level one and the grievant wish to pursue the grievance, they may formalize it by filing a written complaint on a Compliance Violation Form, which may be obtained from the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator. The complaint shall state the nature of the grievance and the remedy requested. The filing of the formal, written complaint at level two must be within fifteen (15) working days from the date of the event giving rise to the grievance or from the date grievant could reasonably become aware of such occurrence. The grievant may request that a meeting concerning the complaint be held with the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinators. A minor student may be accompanied at the meeting by a parent or guardian. The Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator shall investigate the complaint and attempt to resolve it. A written report from the Compliance Officer regarding action taken will be sent fifteen (15) working days after the receipt of the complaint.

Level Three – Superintendent
If the complaint is not resolved at level two, the grievant may proceed to level three by presenting a written appeal to the Superintendent with ten (10) working days after the grievants receive the report from the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator. The grievant may request a meeting with the Superintendent or his/her designee. The Superintendent or his/her designee has the option of meeting with the grievant to discuss the appeal. A decision will be rendered by the Superintendent or his/her designee within (10) working days after receiving the written appeal.

Level Four – Board of Education
If the complaint is not resolved at level three, the grievant may proceed to level four by presenting a written appeal to the President of the Board of Education within ten (10) working days after the grievant receive the report from the Superintendent. The grievant may request a meeting with the grievant to discuss the appeal. A decision will be rendered by the Board of Education at their next regularly scheduled meeting. The grievant will be notified in writing of their decision within ten (10) working days after the Board of Education action.

This procedure in no way denies the right of the grievant to file formal complaints with the Missouri Civil Rights Commission, the Office of Civil Rights, or other agencies available for mediation or rectification of rights grievances, or to seek private counsel for complaints alleging discrimination.

TITLE VI COMPLIANCE VIOLATION, RACE FORM
TITLE IX COMPLIANCE VIOLATION, GRIEVANCE FORM
SECTION 504 COMPLIANCE VIOLATION, GRIEVANCE FORM

NCLB COMPLIANCE VIOLATION GRIEVANCE FORM

HOMELESS STUDENT COMPLIANCE GRIEVANCE FORM


I, ______________________________________ am filing this grievance because ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Attach additional sheets if necessary)


Describe incident or occurrence as accurately as possible:

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (Attach additional sheets if necessary)

DOCUMENTATION
(Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, NCLB, and Homeless Student)

Name of individual alleging noncompliance with Regulations outlined in the Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.

Name: ___________________________________________

Grievance Date: ___________________________________

State the nature of the complaint and the remedy requested.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Indicate Principal’s or Supervisor’s response or action to above complaint.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Signature of Principal or Supervisor: ________________________________________________________

What remedy are you (the grievant) requesting?
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name of School: ____________________________Date of Filing ______________ _______________________________ _________________________________
Grievant Signature Counselor Signature

_______________________________
Principal Signature

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The North Harrison R-III School District does not allow discrimination or harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age or any other characteristic protected by law. Discrimination or harassment is strictly prohibited in accordance with law.The Full Policy is found under the Compliance (Non Discrimination) Section.

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