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Student Complaints and Grievances

Code No.  502.4

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 days of the employee's decision.  If the matter cannot be resolved by the principal, the student may discuss it with the superintendent within 10 days after speaking with the principal.

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

                                    213      Public Participation in Board Meetings

                                    307      Communication Channels

                                    502      Student Rights and Responsibilities

                                    504.3   Student Publications

Initially Approved 02-14-2000                     Last Reviewed  02-09-2015              Last Revision                                        

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