Alleged acts of unfairness or any decision made by school personnel, except as otherwise provided
for under student suspension and expulsion, which students and/or parents/guardians believe to
be unjust or in violation of pertinent policies of the Board or individual school rules, may be
appealed to the school principal or a designated representative.
The following guidelines are established for the presentation of student complaints and grievances:
► The principals shall schedule a conference with the student and any staff members involved
to attempt to resolve the problem. Parents/Guardians may be involved in the conference,
or a later conference for parents/guardians may be scheduled at the discretion of the
► If the problem is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student and/or parents/guardians,
a request may be submitted for a conference with the superintendent of schools. The
superintendent shall arrange a conference to consider the problem, and to inform
participants of the action that will be taken.
► If the student and/or parents/guardians are not satisfied with the action of the
superintendent, they may submit a written request to appear before the Board of Education.
Unless required by law, a hearing will be at the discretion of the Board. The decision of
the Board shall be final.
All persons are assured that they may utilize this procedure without reprisal.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
Cross Refs: AC, Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment
IGBC, Parent/Family Involvement in Instructional and Other Programs
IGBCA, Programs for Homeless Students
KL, Public Complaints
St. Charles School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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