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Crestwood School District Nondiscrimination Statement

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, and the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1977, it is the policy of Crestwood School District that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, gender, martial status, disability, or limited English proficiency be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to, discrimination in any program, activity, service or in employment to which it is responsible or for which it receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. For information, contact the Director of Special Services at (313) 278-2916
 
 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964
 TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION AMENDMENT ACT OF 1972
 SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1972
 AGE DISCRIMINATION ACT OF 1975
 TITLE II OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT OF 1990
 
Section I
Any person believing that the Crestwood School District or any part of the school district has inadequately applied the principles and/or regulation of (1) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (2) Title IX of the Educational Amendment Act of 1972, (3) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (4) the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and (5) Title II of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 may bring forward a complaint, which shall be referred to the as a grievance to:
 
 Director of Special Services – Civil Rights Coordinator
 Crestwood School District
 1501 N. Beech Daly Road
 Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
 (313) 278-2916
 
Section II
The person who believes a valid basis for grievance exists shall discuss the grievance informally and on a verbal basis with the Civil Rights Coordinator, who shall in turn investigate the complaint and reply with an answer within five (5) business days.
 
Step #1- A written statement of the grievance signed by the complainant shall be submitted to their immediate supervisor (Local Civil Rights Coordinator) within five (5) business days of receipt of answers to the informal complaint. The coordinator shall further investigate the matters of grievance and reply in writing to the complainant within five (5) business days.
 
Step #2- A complainant wishing to appeal the decision of the immediate supervisor/local Civil Rights Coordinator may submit a signed statement of appeal to the Superintendent of Schools within five (5) business days after receipt of the supervisor’s/coordinator’s response. The Superintendent shall meet with all parties involved, formulate a conclusion, and respond in writing to the complainant within ten (10) business days.
 
Step #3- If unsatisfied, the complainant may appeal through a signed, written statement to the Board of Education within five (5) business days of receiving the Superintendent’s response in Step #2. In an attempt to resolve the grievance, the Board of Education shall meet with the concerned parties and their representative within forty (40) days of the receipt of such an appeal. A copy of the Board’s disposition of the appeal shall be sent to each concerned party within ten (10) business days of this meeting.

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