Administrative Regulation 401.46B
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 grievant)
Employees with a grievance 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 Compliance Officer
If the grievance is not resolved at level one and the grievant wish to pursue the grievance, they may formalize it by filing a complaint in writing on a Compliance Violation Form, which may be obtained from the Compliance Officer. The complaint shall state the nature of the grievance 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 grievance or from the date the grievant could reasonably become aware of such occurrence. The grievant may request that a meeting concerning the complaint be held with the Compliance Officer. A minor student may be accompanied at that meeting by a parent or guardian. The Compliance Officer shall investigate the complaint and attempt to resolve it. A written report from the Compliance Officer 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 grievant may process it to level three by presenting a written appeal to the Superintendent within ten (10) working days after the grievant receive the report from the Compliance Officer. The grievant may request a meeting with the Superintendent or his/her designee. The Superintendent or his/her designee has the option of meeting with the grievant 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 grievant 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 grievances, or to seek private counsel for complaints alleging discrimination.
- Updated 4/91, 7/99, 7/10