Affirmative Action Committee – Complaint Procedure

  • The Falmouth Public Schools forbids discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, or disability. If a student, staff member or parent/guardian feels that their rights under this policy have been breached, they may follow these procedures to seek a remedy.

    1. The affected person may discuss the concern or breach with any involved school official or staff member. This official or staff member may be an administrator, a teacher, the Affirmative Action Officer, or the Chapter 622/Title IX Compliance Officer.

      • The purpose of this informal process is to provide the complainant a means of clarifying the problem, seeking counsel and deciding a course of action. The informal process may result in a satisfactory solution for the complaint and no further action is needed.

    2. A formal complaint may be filed by the complainant. It should be filed with the appropriate Central Office administrator. It may be verbal or written. It should be filed in a timely manner.

      • The complainant shall give details and names in support of their complaint.

      • The administrator shall write a summary of the complaint and the remedies offered. Both administrator and complainant shall sign the summary. If the complainant objects to signing the summary, they may attach a statement.

    If the administrator and complainant do not reach a mutually satisfactory solution within thirty (30) calendar days, the complainant may file the complaint with the Superintendent of Schools who shall make the final decision.  

Last Modified on September 9, 2020