ST. LOUIS BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULATION
Prohibition Against Discrimination on the Basis of Sex/Race, Color or National Origin –
Grievance Procedures for Resolution of Student Complaints Alleging Discrimination on the Basis of Sex/Race, Color or National Origin
Any student who believes that he or she has been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of sex/race, color or national origin may report such discrimination to the associate superintendent for the grade level in which the student is enrolled.
If a parent of a student or guardian of a student believes that a student is or has been discriminated against on the basis of sex in violation of Title IX, or race in violation of Title VI, the parent or guardian may report such discrimination to the associate superintendent for the grade level in which the student is enrolled.
The associate superintendent shall notify the nondiscrimination officer (also referred to as Title IX compliance officer) of the receipt of the complaint on the day on which the complaint is received. The associate superintendent for site support/instructional and leadership, or designee, shall then immediately investigate the alleged discriminatory practices and submit a written report summarizing the investigation within three working days after the receipt of the complaint.
If the investigation is not completed within three working days after the receipt of the complaint, the associate superintendent for site support/instructional and leadership must submit a report to the Title IX compliance officer indicating: what portions of investigation have been completed; what other actions must be taken in order to complete the investigation; and when the investigation will be completed.
Within one day after receiving the written report on the investigation of the alleged discriminatory practice, the nondiscrimination officer shall review the report and forward the report to the board's legal counsel for review. The board's legal counsel and the nondiscrimination officer shall then determine what action should be taken to promptly and equitably resolve the complaint.
Legal: 20 U.S.C. Section 1681 et seq.
Regulation approved: May 25, 1993
Revised: December 07, 1999
Revised: April 16, 2002