This series of the Board’s policy manual is devoted to the Board's goals and objectives for assisting the students of the District in obtaining an education. Each student will have an opportunity to obtain an education in compliance with the policies in this series.
The Board supports the delivery of the education program and services to students free of discrimination on the basis age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status or familial status.
In the delivery of the education program, students will treat the employees with respect and students will receive the same in return. Employees have the best interests of the students in mind and will assist them in school-related or personal matters if they are able to do so. Students should feel free to discuss problems, whether school-related or personal, with the guidance counselor or other employees.
Board policies, rules and regulations affect students while they are on District property or on property within the jurisdiction of the District; while on school owned and/or operated school or chartered vehicles; while attending or engaged in school activities; and while away from school grounds if misconduct will directly affect the good order, efficient management and welfare of the District.
This section of the Board policy refers to the term "parents" in many of the policies. The term parents for purposes of this policy manual will mean the legal parents, the legal guardian or custodian of a student, and students who have reached the age of majority or are otherwise considered an adult by law.
Inquiries by students regarding compliance with equal educational opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, are directed to the Affirmative Action Coordinator by writing to the Affirmative Action Coordinator, Spirit Lake Community School District, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360; by telephoning 712-336-2820.
Inquiries by students regarding compliance with equal educational opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, may also be directed in writing to:
Director of the Region VII office of Civil Rights,
U.S. Department of Education,
8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037,
Kansas City, MO 64114,
(816) 268-0550, http://www.state.ia.us/government/crc/index.html
Iowa Dept. of Education,
Grimes State Office Bldg.,
Des Moines, IA.
This inquiry or complaint to the federal or state office may be done instead of, or in addition to, an inquiry or complaint at the local level.
Further information and copies of the procedures for filing a complaint are available in the District's central administrative office and the administrative office in each attendance center.
Approved: 11/14/67 Reviewed: 6/10/19 Revised: 11/09/09; 5/13/13