Usually, student or parent complaints or concerns can be addressed informally by a phone call or a conference with the teacher of principal. For those complaints and concerns that cannot be handled so easily, the board has adopted a standard complaint policy at FNG (LOCAL) in the district’s policy manual.
Should a parent or student feel a need to file a formal complaint, the parent or student should file a district complaint form within the timelines establishing in policy FNG (LOCAL). In general, the student or parent should submit the written complaint form to the campus principal. If the concern is not resolved, a request for a conference should be sent to the superintendent. If still unresolved, the district provides for the complaint to be presented to the board of trustees.
The U.S. Department of Education’s OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
▶ Title IX Complaint Form (PDF)