Any person that believes that s/he has been discriminated against or denied equal opportunity or access to programs or services may file a complaint, with one of the District’s Civil Rights Coordinators, or the Superintendent.
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The complainant shall orally discuss the complaint with the District's Civil Rights Coordinator, who shall in turn investigate and answer the complaint. The complainant may also initiate the formal procedure as described below.
A written statement of the complaint signed by the complainant shall be submitted to the District's Civil Rights Coordinator within five (5) business days of receipt of the answer to the informal complaint. The Coordinator shall further investigate the complaint and reply in writing to the complainant within five (5) business days.
If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision of the Coordinator, s/he may submit a signed statement of appeal to the Superintendent within five (5) business days after receipt of the Coordinator's response. The Superintendent shall meet with all parties involved, formulate a conclusion, and respond in writing to the complainant within ten (10) business days.
If the complainant remains unsatisfied, s/he may file a written appeal with the School Board within five (5) business days of his/her receipt of the Superintendent's response in step two. The School Board shall meet with the parties within twenty (20) business days of the receipt of the appeal. A copy of the Board's disposition of the appeal shall be sent to each party within ten (10) business days of this meeting.
The District’s Coordinator will provide a copy of the District's complaint procedure to any person who files a complaint and will investigate all complaints in accordance with this procedure.
A copy of each of the Acts and the regulations on which this notice is based, may be found in the Civil Rights Coordinator's office.
Discrimination complaints/charges may also be filed under federal and/or state laws and may be submitted to the following:
Office for Civil Rights U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Department of Education Milwaukee Office
Citigroup Center Reuss Federal Plaza
500 West Madison St., Suite 1475 310 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60661-4544 Milwaukee, WI 53203-2292
(312) 730-1560 1-800-669-4000
State of Wisconsin
Department of Workforce Development
Equal Rights Division
819 North 6th St., Room 723
Milwaukee, WI 53203
One does not have to file a complaint with the District before filing a complaint with an agency listed above, and an individual may file complaints with both the District and an agency listed above if he/she wishes to do so. There typically are filing deadlines associated with discrimination complaints, and the individual agencies could be contacted for more information on relevant timelines.
Retaliation for filing a complaint or participating in the investigation of a complaint is strictly prohibited.
Any individual who knowingly files a false complaint or knowingly provides false information concerning a complaint shall be subject to disciplinary action.
Approved/Adopted: July 13, 2009
Revised: August 29, 2011
Revised: February 9, 2016