The Hicksville School District does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, weight, creed, sex, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic group, socio-economic status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status in educational activities and employment practices.
Board Approval Date:
Revised: November 14, 2012
The Assistant Superintendent of Personnel for the Hicksville School District is designed as compliance officer for the purposes of this policy and regulations. The board will, at least annually, notify all students, parents and employees of the name, address and telephone number of the compliance officer and of the procedures of processing grievances. The procedure for processing grievances is as follows:
Step One: All complaints will be addressed in writing to the designated compliance officer, and s/he will be responsible for investigating all complaints. If the complaint involves the compliance officer, the complainant may go immediately to Step Three or this regulation below.
Step Two: Upon investigation, the compliance officer will make any changes s/he deems necessary to eliminate any discriminatory practice, and will inform the complainant in writing of his/her action within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the complaint.
Step Three: If the complaint is not satisfied with the action of the compliance officer, within twenty (20) days after the date on which the compliance officer wrote his/he decision, the complainant may appeal in writing to the superintendent about the actions of the compliance officer. Complaints against the compliance officer will be started at this level.
Step Four: The superintendent will hold a hearing within fifteen (15) days of receipt of a written appeal and will decide what, if any, remedies are necessary to eliminate the practices s/he deems discriminatory. The superintendent will notify the complainant in writing of his/her decision within five (5) days after such hearing.
Step Five: If the complainant is not satisfied with the actions of the superintendent, within twenty (20) days after the superintendent has written his/her decision, the complainant may appeal in writing to the Board of Education about the superintendent’s action.
Step Six: The Board of Education will hold a hearing within fifteen (15) days of receipt of this written appeal and will decide what, if any, remedies are necessary to eliminate the practices the board deems discriminatory. The board will notify the complainant in writing of its decision within five (5) days after such hearing.
Effective Date: June 6, 1990
Revised: November 14, 2012