The Board encourages the early, informal resolution of grievances at the classroom or school site level whenever possible, and encourages parents and guardians to discuss their concerns directly with the school site employee(s) in question. The charter organization’s Uniform Complaint Policy and Procedures provides guidelines and directions for the resolution of grievances. In this regard, the objective is to perpetuate a climate of collegiality, mutual trust and respect by resolving differences in a timely, objective and equitable manner. Most conflicts can be resolved without implementing the procedures outlined in this policy, but when these informal attempts at resolution are unsuccessful, this policy will be enacted.
The Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. Discovery Charter School programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site director. A copy of Discovery's Uniform Complaint Policy is available upon request; and a link can be found above in the Grievance paragraph. (Board policy 160627.1)