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502.6 Student Complaints and Grievances

Student complaints and grievances regarding board policy or administrative regulations and other matters should be addressed to the student’s teacher or another certified employee, other than the administration, for resolution of the complaint. It is the goal of the board to resolve student complaints at the lowest organizational level.


If the complaint cannot be resolved by a certified employee, the student may submit a written appeal to the building principal within three (3) calendar days of the certified employee’s decision. The principal will meet with the student and issue a written decision within three (3) calendar days.


If the student is not satisfied with the principal’s decision, a written appeal to the superintendent must be submitted within five (5) calendar days of the principal’s written decision. The written appeal to the superintendent shall specify the reason for the appeal and shall set out supporting information and facts.


The written decision of the superintendent may be appealed to the Board of Directors. This written appeal shall be filed with the Board Secretary within five (5) calendar days of receiving the superintendent’s decision. Unless the parties otherwise agree, the matter shall be placed on the board agenda of a regularly scheduled board meeting in compliance with board policy.


Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8.


Approved   02/26/91       Reviewed 07/18/2016     Revised 07/18/2016