5030 - Student Complaints


Adoption Date: 6/12/2014
5000 - Students

5030 Student Complaints

The Board of Education believes it is necessary that students be made aware of the behavior that is expected of them, as outlined in District policies on school conduct and discipline. Building principals are responsible for ensuring that appeal procedures are incorporated into discipline codes and/or student handbooks, explained to all students, and provided to all parents on an annual basis.

The Board encourages students to be active participants in the educational process. The Board strives to provide students with a sound educational environment, ensure that all students are treated fairly, and afford students the due process protections they are entitled to under the law. The Board understands that there may be times when students do not agree with school practices or feel as though they have been treated unfairly.

Many concerns about school practices can and should be addressed through the student government. Student handbooks may also provide valuable information. For other issues, the District has different channels for resolution of complaints, depending on the nature of the complaint. Understanding the Board policy on an issue is the first step towards resolving any complaints. Students are urged to follow the established Board policy, but should always feel free to discuss concerns with any school staff member or the building principal. School staff and administrators are expected to work with students toward an amicable resolution of the issue.


Policy (policy number)

Civil rights; discrimination

Equal Opportunity (0100)

Disciplinary matters

Code of Conduct (5300)

District policies and practices

Public Concerns (1400)

Due Process

Code of Conduct (5300)

Free Speech

Student Publications (5220)

Harassment, hazing, bullying

Student Harassment and Bullying Prevention and Intervention (0115)

Privacy (lockers, searches)

Code of Conduct (5300)

Sexual harassment

Sexual Harassment (0110)

Student educational records

Student Records (5500)

Student rights and responsibilities

Code of Conduct (5300)

Staff members

Public Concerns (1400)

Policy Cross References:
 » 0100 - Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity
 » 0110 - Sexual Harassment
 » 0115 - Student Harassment and Bullying Prevention and Intervention
 » 1400 - Public Concerns
 » 5220 - Student Publications
 » 5300 - Code of Conduct
 » 5500 - Student Records