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401.3 Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Grievance Procedure

Employees of the District and applicants for employment with the District have the right to file a formal complaint alleging non-compliance with federal and state regulations requiring non- discrimination in employment.

Level One- Principal or Immediate Supervisor

 Individuals with a grievance of discrimination on the basis of gender, sex, race, national origin, disability, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or age may first discuss it with their principal/designee or immediate supervisor, with the goal of resolving the matter informally. An applicant for employment with a complaint of discrimination on the basis of gender, sex, race, national origin, disability, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age may discuss it with the instructor, counselor, supervisor, department chairperson, building administrator, or personnel contact person involved.

Level Two- The Affirmative Action Coordinator

 If the grievance is not resolved at level one and the grievant wishes to pursue the grievance, he or she may formalize it by filing a complaint in writing a Grievance Filing Form which may be obtained from the Affirmative Action Coordinator.

The complaint shall state the date filed, the name of complainant, home address, home and work phone number, the nature of the grievance, the date the alleged violation occurred, the remedy requested, and the signature of the complainant. The filing of the formal, written complaint at level two must be within fifteen (15) working days from the date of the event giving rise to the grievance or from the date the grievant could reasonably become aware of such occurrence. The grievant may request that a meeting concerning the complaint be held with the affirmative action coordinator.

The affirmative action coordinator shall investigate the complaint and attempt to resolve it. A written report from the affirmative action coordinator regarding action taken will be sent within fifteen (15) working days after receipt of the complaint.

Level Three- Superintendent

If the complaint is not resolved at level two, the grievant may process the complaint to level three by presenting a written appeal to the superintendent/designee within five (5) working days after the grievant receives the report from the affirmative action coordinator. The grievant may request a meeting with the superintendent/designee. The superintendent/designee has the option of meeting with the grievant to discuss the appeal. A decision will be rendered by the superintendent/designee within ten (10) working days after receipt of the written appeal. If, in cases of disability grievances at the elementary and secondary level, the issue is not resolved through the grievance process, the parents have a right to an impartial hearing to resolve the issue

This procedure in no way denies the right of the grievant to file formal complaints with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or Office of Special Education Programs, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Iowa Department of Education for mediation or rectification of civil rights grievances, or to seek private counsel for complaints alleging discrimination.

Level Four- Appeal to Board

If the grievant is not satisfied with the Superintendent’s decision, the grievant can file an appeal with the Board within five (5) working days of the decision. It is within the discretion of the Board to determine whether it will hear the appeal.

The Compliance Officer is:


Ashley Weber


Director of Business and Finance


District Office

Telephone Number

712-336-2820 Ext 3060

Office Hours

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.



Approved: 4/8/13

Reviewed: 8/8/2016; 10/14/19

Revised:8/8/2016; 8/12/19