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502.4 Student Complaints and Grievances

Code No. 502.4

STUDENT COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES

Student complaints and grievances regarding board policy or administrative regulations and other matters should be addressed to the student's teacher or another licensed employee, other than the administration, for resolution of the complaint. It is the goal of the board to resolve student complaints at the lowest organizational level.

If the complaint cannot be resolved by a licensed employee, the student may discuss the matter with the principal within 5 school days of the employee's decision. If the matter cannot be resolved by the principal, the student may discuss it with the superintendent within 5 school days after speaking with the principal. In extenuating circumstances, exceptions to this timeline may be granted to students.

If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved by the superintendent, the student may ask to have the matter placed on the board agenda of a regularly scheduled board meeting in compliance with board policy.

Legal Reference:     
Iowa Code § 279.8 (2013).

Cross Reference:     
210.8 Board Meeting Agenda 215 Public Participation in Board Meetings
307 Communication Channels
502 Student Rights and Responsibilities
504.3 Student Publications

Approved 2/24/16

Grinnell-Newburg School District, Grinnell, IA