Handbook‎ > ‎

District Grievance Procedure

District Grievance Procedure_________________________

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 R-7 School District have the right to file a formal complaint alleging noncompliance with regulations outlined in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

It shall be a violation of District policy for any student, teacher, administrator, or other school personnel of this District to harass or unlawfully discriminate against a student through conduct of a sexual nature, or regarding race, color, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation as defined by the Policy.

Level 1 – Principal or Immediate Supervisor

Employees claiming sex discrimination may first discuss the grievance with their principal or immediate supervisor, with the object of resolving the matter informally. A student or parent with a sex discrimination complaint may discuss it with the teacher, counselor, or building administrator. Level 1 of the grievance procedure is informal and optional and may be bypassed by the grievant.

Level 2 – Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator

If the grievance is not resolved at Level 1 with the District’s Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator and the grievant wishes to pursue the grievance, it may be formalized by filing a complaint in writing on a Compliance Violation Form. This form 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 2 must be within fifteen (15) working days from the day of the event, giving rise to the grievance or from the date the grievant could reasonably become aware of such an occurrence. The grievant may request that a meeting concerning the complaint be held with the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator. A minor student may be accompanied at that meeting by a parent or guardian. The Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator shall investigate the complaint and attempt to solve it. A written report from the Compliance Officer to the complainant regarding action taken will be sent within fifteen (15) working days after the receipt of the complaint.

Level 3 – Superintendent

If the complaint is not resolved at Level 2, the grievance may proceed to Level 3 by presenting a written appeal to the Superintendent within ten (10) working days after the grievant receives the report from the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator. The grievant may request a meeting with the Superintendent of his/her designee. The Superintendent or his/her designee has the option of meeting with the grievant to discuss the appeal. The Superintendent or his/her designee will render a decision within ten (10) working days after receiving the written appeal.

Level 4 – Board of Education

If the complaint is not resolved at Level 3, the grievance may proceed to Level 4 by presenting a written appeal to the President of the Board of Education within ten (10) working days after the grievant receives the report from the Superintendent. The grievant may request a meeting with the Board of Education. The Board of Education has the option of 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 the decision within ten (10) working days after the Board of Education action.

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

Lorri Monroe

Title IX Section 504 Coordinator

Webb City R-7 School District

http://webbcity.schoolinsites.com/Download.asp?L=1&LMID=322376&PN=DocumentUploads&DivisionID=8002&DepartmentID=&SubDepartmentID=&SubP=&Act=Download&T=1&I=208476