Dissemination of Grievance Procedure(s)
The law requires that students, staff, parents and community members be informed about the non-discrimination policy, the identity and contact information for the equity coordinator, and information about the grievance procedure on an on-going basis. This information must be disseminated to all stakeholders in a school district through the community newspaper, the district’s major annual publications, and district’s website. Major publications include students, parent, staff, and coaches handbooks; registration handbooks and course descriptions; major plans and reports of the school district such as the Annual Progress Report and the school Improvement Plan; and district documents and the website to ensure that the notifications are consistent and current.
Federal laws (Title IX and Section 504) require that the agency use effective methods to inform parents, employees, students, and applicants for employment, of the non-discrimination policy, the identity and contact information for the equity coordinator, and information about the grievance procedure and how it can be accessed. This is to be done on an annual and on-going basis. Major annual publications distributed by the school and the district’s website must include this information. Notifications must be current and consistent. Notification should be on the website homepage or linked to homepage.