Discrimination Complaint Procedure
Any student, employee, or citizen complaint alleging discrimination shall receive prompt and equitable attention according to the following guidelines:
The complainant shall discuss the alleged discriminatory act or practice with the Principal or Assistant Principal of the school or administrator responsible for the program or operation in which the alleged discriminatory act occurred. The administrator will direct the school's Title IX Coordinator to investigate the complaint. The Title IX Coordinator and the Principal, Assistant Principal, or administrator shall respond to the complainant within ten (10) calendar days.
If the complainant is not satisfied with the response, he/she may submit a written complaint form to the District Title IX Coordinator within ten (10) calendar days after receiving the response. The District Title IX Coordinator shall respond in writing to the complainant within twenty (20) calendar days after the written appeal is received.
If the complainant is not satisfied with the District Title IX Coordinator's response, he/she may submit a written appeal to the Superintendent of Schools within fifteen (15) calendar days after receiving the coordinator’s written response. The Superintendent shall respond, in writing, within twenty (20) calendar days after the written appeal is received.
If the complainant is not satisfied with the Superintendent’s response, he/she may submit a written appeal for a hearing to the Board of Education within fifteen (15) calendar days after receiving the Superintendent’s written response.
The Board of Education shall schedule a hearing within thirty (30) calendar days following receipt of the appeal and inform all parties involved of the date, time and place of the hearing. The complainant shall have the right to counsel or other representation and to present witnesses. The Board, or a committee appointed by the Board to hear such complaints, shall hear all aspects of the appeal and respond in writing to the complainant within thirty (30) calendar days after the hearing.
For further information regarding the non-discrimination and harassment policies and procedures of the Windham Public Schools use the policy links below which can be found on the district website. Complaint forms are available in below Spanish and English.