Every Student Succeeds Act Compliant Procedures

Every Student Succeeds Act Complaint Procedures (See District Regulation 1621):

This grievance procedure applies to all complaints regarding District operations under all programs authorized under the Federal Every Student Succeeds Act including Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV (Part A), Title V, Title VI, Title VII and Title IX (Part C). A formal complaint may be filed by parents, member of the public, teachers, or other District employees. Complaints must be in writing; must be signed by the complainant; and must include facts, including documentary evidence that supports the complaint and the specific requirement, statute, or regulation alleged to have been violated. All complaints must be filed with the Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee and will be addressed in a prompt and courteous manner. 1. The District will notify the Commission of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the complaint. 2. The District will investigate and process the complaint within thirty (30) days of receipt of the complaint. 3. The complaint findings and resolutions will be disseminated to all parties and to the Board of Education. 4. If dissatisfied with the District’s determination, complainant may appeal to DESE within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the District’s determination.  The following link provides additional information regarding Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) Complaint Procedures: