"... to advance the knowledge and well-being
of our children and our community."


Adoption Date: 7/12/1976, Revised: 4/10/2002; 10/27/2010, 9/12/2012, 12/12/2012
J - Students

JB Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendment.

It is the policy of the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District not to discriminate in or deny access to educational programs, activities, or opportunities to students on the basis of sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity race, color, religion, homelessness, or national origin.

Title IX, Chapter 622 Student Grievance Procedure
Any person who feels aggrieved as a result of policies and practices within the Dudley-Charlton District with regard to educational opportunities regulated by Title IX, Chapter 622 legislation will direct their complaints as follows:

Grievances in regard to educational practices and opportunities shall be directed at first level to the building principal where the student resides.

A resolution of the complaint or grievance will be attempted at that level. If the grievant, be they student or parent, is not satisfied with the resolution or disposition of the complaint with regard to educational opportunities, they shall register their complaint with the superintendent of schools.

If a just and equitable resolution of the complaint is not arrived at the level of superintendent of schools, in terms of educational opportunities, the grievant or the parent of the grievant shall request to be placed on the agenda of the most appropriate and convenient school committee meeting.

Upon reviewing the matter of grievance, the school committee shall uphold the complainant or make suggestions to modify and resolve the problem or shall uphold any decisions rendered by the administration and superintendent of schools at this point. This decision by the school committee and its reasons for its decision shall be rendered in writing to the complainant.

Adopted July 12, 1976
Amended April 10, 2002
Amended October 27, 2010
Amended September 12, 2012
Amended December 12, 2012