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P 2115 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. The Superintendent shall arrange a conference to consider the problem and to inform participants of the action that will be taken.
  3. 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. 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.


Board Approved Date: July 2003
Last Updated: July 2003