A student, parent/guardian, employee, or community member should notify any District Complaint Manager if they believes that the Board of Education, its employees, or agents have violated their rights guaranteed by the State or federal Constitution, State or federal statute, or Board policy, or have a complaint regarding any one of the following:
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act;
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972;
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973;
- Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. §1400 et seq.;
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. §2000d et seq.;
- Equal Employment Opportunities Act (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act), 42 U.S.C. §2000e et seq.;
- Sexual harassment (Illinois Human Rights Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972);
- Misuse of funds received for services to improve educational opportunities for educationally disadvantaged or deprived children;
- Curriculum, instructional materials, and/or programs;
- Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, 820 ILCS 180;
- Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112;
- Provision of services to homeless students;
- Illinois Whistleblower Act, 740 ILCS 174/1 et seq.
- Misuse of genetic information (Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA), 410 ILCS 513/ and Titles I and II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. §2000ff et seq.)
The Complaint Manager will first attempt to resolve complaints without resorting to this grievance procedure. If a formal complaint is filed under this procedure, the Complaint Manager will address the complaint promptly and equitably. A student and/or parent/guardian filing a complaint under this procedure may forego any informal suggestions and/or attempts to resolve it and may proceed directly to the grievance procedure. The Complaint Manager will not require a student or parent/guardian complaining of any form of harassment to attempt to resolve allegations directly with the accused (or the accused’s parents/guardians); this includes mediation.
For more information regarding filing a complaint, deadlines, investigation, and other topics related to Uniform Grievance Procedures, please review Board Policy 2:260 - Uniform Grievance.