1606 Brady St.
Davenport, IA
563-445-5000

Administrative Regulation 103.02B

Administrative Regulation 103.02B

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Complaint Procedure

Students, parents of students or employees of the Davenport Community Schools shall have the right to file a formal complaint alleging non-compliance with regulations outlined in Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Level One – Principal or Immediate Supervisor

(Informal and Optional – may be bypassed by the complainant)

Employees with a complaint of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, national origin or disability may first discuss it with their principal or immediate supervisor, with object of resolving the matter informally. A student or parent with a complaint of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, national origin or disability may discuss it with the teacher, counselor or building administrator involved.

Level Two – Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 Equity Coordinator

If the complaint is not resolved at level one and the complainant wishes to pursue the complaint, they may formalize it by filing a complaint in writing on a Complaint Form, which may be obtained from district’s website, from the school, or from the Equity Office. The complaint shall state the nature of the complaint and the remedy requested. The filing of the formal, written complaint at level two must be within fifteen (15) working days from the date of the event giving rise to the complaint or from the date the complainant could reasonably become aware of such occurrence. The complainant may request that a meeting concerning the complaint be held with the Equity Coordinator. A minor student may be accompanied at that meeting by a parent or guardian. The Equity Coordinator shall investigate the complaint and attempt to resolve it. A written report from the Equity Coordinator regarding action taken will be sent within fifteen (15) working days after receipt of the complaint.

Level Three – Superintendent

If the complaint is not resolved at level two, the complainant may process it to level three by presenting a written appeal to the Superintendent within ten (10) working days after the complainant receives the report from the Equity Coordinator. The complainant may request a meeting with the Superintendent or his/her designee. The Superintendent or his/her designee has the option of meeting with the complainant to discuss the appeal. A decision will be rendered by the Superintendent or his/her designee within ten (10) working days after receipt of the written appeal.

This procedure in no way denies the right of the complainant to file formal complaints with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, the Federal Office of Civil Rights or other agencies available for mediation or rectification of civil rights complaints, or to seek private counsel for complaints alleging discrimination.

  • Updated 4/91, 7/99, 7/10
  • Revised 2/20/18