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Uniform Grievance Procedure

A student, parent/guardian, employee, or community member should notify any District Complaint Manager if he/she/they believes that the Board of Education, its employees, or agents have violated his/her/their rights guaranteed by the State or federal Constitution, State or federal statute, or Board policy, or have a complaint regarding any one of the following:

  1. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act;
  2. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972;
  3. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973;
  4. Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. §1400 et seq.;
  5. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. §2000d et seq.;
  6. Equal Employment Opportunities Act (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act), 42 U.S.C. §2000e et seq.;
  7. Sexual harassment (Illinois Human Rights Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972);
  8. Misuse of funds received for services to improve educational opportunities for educationally disadvantaged or deprived children;
  9. Curriculum, instructional materials, and/or programs;
  10. Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, 820 ILCS 180;
  11. Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112;
  12. Provision of services to homeless students;
  13. Illinois Whistleblower Act, 740 ILCS 174/1 et seq.
  14. Misuse of genetic information (Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA), 410 ILCS 513/ and Titles I and II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. §2000ff et seq.)

The Complaint Manager will first attempt to resolve complaints without resorting to this grievance procedure. If a formal complaint is filed under this procedure, the Complaint Manager will address the complaint promptly and equitably. A student and/or parent/guardian filing a complaint under this procedure may forego any informal suggestions and/or attempts to resolve it and may proceed directly to the grievance procedure. The Complaint Manager will not require a student or parent/guardian complaining of any form of harassment to attempt to resolve allegations directly with the accused (or the accused’s parents/guardians); this includes mediation.

For more information regarding filing a complaint, deadlines, investigation, and other topics related to Uniform Grievance Procedures, please review School Board Policy 2:260

Contact

Dr. Andalib Khelghati, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Non-Discrimination Coordinator / Complaint Manager
1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
847-859-8031

LaKeta Simpson
Director of Human Resources and Diversity Talent Acquisition
1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston IL 60201
847-859-8136