Title I Complaint Procedure

Board Policy 5.89.1

Any person, persons, organizations, or their representatives who have any complaint regarding the operation or procedures followed by the district carrying out the provisions of Title I of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act or the General Education Provisions Act, as it applies to Title I, ESEA shall submit in writing and signed by the complainant the details of the complaint to the superintendent or his representative who has been designated by the board of education to receive such complaints.

Upon the receipt of the written complaint the school official designated to receive complaints, or his representative, shall investigate the complaint and shall provide an opportunity if so requested, for the complainant or the complainant's representative or both to present evidence, including an opportunity to question parties involved.

Within 30 days of the date of the receipt of the written complaint, (unless an extension is granted) the person shall provide a written decision regarding the complaint to all parties involved. If the complainant wishes, an appeal of the decision may be made to the Title I Director, State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, PO Box 480, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102. Any appeal must be made within 30 days of receiving the written decision of this school district.