Right to an Equal Educational Program
It is the policy of Conestoga Valley to provide an equal educational opportunity for all students through the programs offered in our schools. This opportunity is offered regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, or handicap/disability.
The administration recognizes that students have the right to request redress of complaints when this policy is thought to be violated. Accordingly, individuals and groups who feel that their access to an equal educational program has been violated may use the grievance process to address their concern. Parties are encouraged to discuss their differences before deciding that an official grievance is the appropriate procedure.
A grievance is a written complaint arising out of any actions on the part of the district and/or its employees, which directly effects the student’s participation in an approved educational program.
The grievance should be filed with the building administration within 90 days of the alleged violation. The administration will appoint a hearing officer within five work days. The hearing officer has 10 work days to complete the investigation and file a report.
There shall be no reprisals against any students or their representatives because of participation in a grievance process. Under no circumstances will the procedure constitute a reflection on the student’s record.