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Discrimination/Harrassment and Grievance Procedures

Discrimination/Harrassment and Grievance Procedures____


Board of Education Regulation 2130, the Webb City School District’s non-discrimination and student rights regulation, enforces Board of Education Policy, which prohibits harassment and/or discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation.  Regulation 2130 has five (5) subsections.  Subsection A defines types of and gives examples of prohibited discrimination and harassment.  Subsection B explains how employees or students who believe they have been subjected to discrimination or harassment, or who have witnessed discrimination or harassment can report such behavior and to whom they should report the behavior (for example, Subsection B (4) (a) provides that in each school building initial complaints can and should be submitted orally or in writing to the building principal).  Subsection C explains and details how the District is to investigate reports of discrimination or harassment.  Subsection D details how the District is to respond when an incident of discrimination or harassment is reported, as well as during and after the investigation into the reported incident is concluded.  Any decision made pursuant to Regulation 2130 may be appealed by using the grievance procedure contained in Regulation 1310 by filing a written complaint/appeal with the District’s Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator within fifteen (15) business days from the date the grievant could reasonably become aware of such an occurrence or the decision made under Regulation 2130.  Further complaint/appeal procedures can be found in Regulation 1310.  Finally, Subsection E prohibits the District from retaliating against any individual based on that individual reporting an act of discrimination or harassment.

Pursuant to Subsection D (3) of Regulation 2130 , students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment with Webb City R7 School District may appeal a final decision rendered by the District  following the conclusion of its investigation of alleged discrimination or harassment under Subsection C by following the appropriate grievance procedure (Title IX or Section 504) outlined in District Regulation 1310.  Copies of Board of Education Regulation 1310 and 2130 may be obtained from the District’s Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator, Lorri Monroe, 411 N. Madison, Webb City, MO 64870,  Phone:  417-673-6000.  Regulations 1310 and 2130 are also accessible on the District’s website home page by accessing the Parent Information link then the Board Policies, regulations and forms link.  The Webb City School District’s website can be accessed at:  http://www.wccards.k12.mo.us/.