Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964); sex (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1990); or disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) in educational programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. Inquiries concerning the policies and practices of Carrollton City Schools may be addressed to Annette Murphy, Director of Federal Program, 288 Tom Reeve Drive, Carrollton GA 30117.
The following procedures shall be utilized by employees and students in filing complaints against the school district:
1. The employee or student shall submit a written statement to the Director of Federal Programs describing the practice or action believed to be prohibited by the provisions of Title VI, Title IX, r Section 504.
2. Upon receipt of a written complaint, the Federal Program Director shall investigate the allegations to determine if the district is in non-compliance with federal law.
3. When violations are found to exist, the Federal Program Director shall confer with the appropriate school personnel to determine a course of action to correct the situation. Such action shall then be submitted to the superintendent.
4. When a violation is evident and a change is made, the superintendent shall supervise the administration of the new procedure. If a complaint is filed against the superintendent, the complaint shall be presented to the Board of Education and will be processed by a special hearing officer appointed by the Chairman of the Board.
5. The Director of Federal Programs shall communicate the district’s response to the employee or student who initiated the complaint.
6. Should the coordinator fail to agree with the complainant or should the district fail to take the necessary action after a violation has been found to exist, the employee or student may appeal to the Office for Civil Rights.