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SUMMARY OF GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES for

Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990
The Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act
The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act


Non-Discrimination and Complaint Procedure
The District will not discriminate against any person based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, handicap, age, or disability. The Board reaffirms its long-standing policy of compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination including, but not limited to, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990; The Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act; and The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.

The administrator in charge of Special Education is appointed the Civil Rights Coordinator regarding complaints of disability/handicap discrimination involving educational services, programs and activities. The Assistant Superintendent for Personnel is appointed the Civil Rights Coordinator regarding discrimination complaints made by students (grades Pre-K through 12) and/or their parent(s)/guardian(s), and involving sex, race, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, age, or marital status. The Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources is appointed the Civil Rights Coordinator regarding all other complaints of discrimination. In the event the complaint is against the Superintendent of Schools, the Vice-President of the Board of Education is appointed the Civil Rights Coordinator.

Inquiries or complaints by students and/or their parent(s)/guardian(s) related to discrimination based on disability/handicap should be directed to: The Administrator in Charge of Special Education, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, 24076 F. V. Pankow Blvd., Clinton Township, MI 48036, (586) 783-6500.

Inquiries or complaints made by students (grades Pre-K through 12) and/or their parents(s)/guardian(s) related to discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, age, or marital status should be directed to: Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, 24076 F. V. Pankow Blvd., Clinton Township, MI 48036, (586) 783-6300.

In the event a complaint is against the Superintendent of Schools, the complaint should be directed to: Vice-President of the Board of Education, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, 24076 F. V. Pankow Blvd., Clinton Township, MI 48036, (586) 783-6300.

All other inquiries related to discrimination should be directed to: Superintendent of L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, 24076 F. V. Pankow Blvd., Clinton Township, MI 48036, (586) 783-6300.

The Civil Rights Coordinators, as specified herein, are designated to receive and resolve complaints from any person who believes that he/she may have been discriminated against in violation of this policy. Any person who believes he/she has been discriminated against in violation of this policy should file a written complaint with the Civil Rights Coordinator within ten (10) calendar days of the alleged violation.

The Civil Rights Coordinator will take, then, the following action: First, cause an investigation of the complaint to be commenced. Second, arrange for a meeting to occur with the complainant, which may include school District staff who are knowledgeable of the facts and circumstances of the particular complaint or who have particular expertise that will assist in resolving the complaint. Third, complete the investigation of the complaint and provide, in writing, a reply to the complainant.

If the Civil Rights Coordinator determines that a violation has occurred, he/she shall propose a fair resolution of the complaint and deliver the determination to the complainant and the Superintendent. In the event the complaint is against the Superintendent, a copy of the determination shall be delivered to the President of the Board of Education.

The complainant may appeal the Civil Rights Coordinator’s determination to the Superintendent, or, in the case of a complaint against the Superintendent, to the President of the Board, by so notifying the Superintendent or Board President in writing within the (10) calendar days of the Civil Rights Coordinator’s determination. The Superintendent or Board President may conduct additional investigation of the facts and circumstances surrounding the complaint.

The Board Vice-President or President may elect to secure the services of an outside party to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding any complaint against the Superintendent.

The Superintendent, or Board President in the case of a complaint against the Superintendent, shall affirm or reverse the Civil Rights Coordinator’s decision and, if warranted, implement the Civil Rights Coordinator’s proposed resolution or a modification thereof. The Superintendent or Board President’s decision shall be final.

Upon completion of, or at any point in, the grievance process, complainants have the right to file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights, U. S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20201. The complainant should first be directed to the following address: Office for Civil Rights, 600 Superior Avenue, Suite 750, Cleveland, OH 44114, (216) 522-4970 phone, (216) 522-2573 fax.

Extracted from L’Anse Creuse Public Schools’ Policy and Procedure Manual, 2000 General School Administration, 2450 Non-Discrimination and Complaint Procedure.
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Last updated: 4/9/2014 1:41:12 PM