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Grievance Procedure


Purpose of Grievance Procedure-This procedure is established in order to comply with Title IX, Title VI, and Section 504 in order to ensure equal rights for employees and students on the basis of sex, handicap, race, or national origin.

Rules Governing This Grievance Procedure
All steps of this procedure shall be followed in private and all matters discussed shall be kept confidential.
Definite time limits will be imposed but can be extended by mutual agreement of all parties in interest.
A student may be represented by parents or guardian at step levels II and III of the procedure.

Definition - A "grievance" is a claim that there has been a violation, misinterpretation, or misapplication of Title IX, Title VI, Section 504 Policy adopted by TCTC.

Grievance Procedure 
Step I  
Whenever a student or employee feels there has been a violation of Title IX, Title VI, or Section 504 Policy, that person shall immediately arrange to discuss the problem with the staff member involved.

Step II  
If there is no set resolution to the problem at the first step level, the student or employee shall schedule an appointment with the Director/Supervisor within five (5) school days of the first level discussion. At this level, the complainant should specifically outline the nature of the grievance in writing on a prescribed form with copies being sent to the Director/Supervisor and staff member (s) involved. The Director/Supervisor involved shall schedule a meeting with the student and involved staff member (s) within a five (5) day period to discuss the problem. Within three (3) days following this meeting, the Director/Supervisor shall render a decision in writing and deliver copies to the complainant involved and to the Title IX, Title VI, or Section 504 Compliance Officer.

Step III
If no satisfactory resolution to the problem is reached after the meeting with the Director/Supervisor, either party involved may elect to schedule a meeting with the Title IX, Title VI, or Section 504 Compliance Officer (Superintendent). This meeting should include the student, staff member (s) involved, and the Director/Supervisor. This meeting should be scheduled within five (5) days after Step II is completed. Within three (3) days following this meeting, the Title IX, Title VI, or section 504 Compliance Officer shall render a decision in writing and deliver copies to the student involved, staff member (s) involved, and the Director/Supervisor.

Step IV
If at the end of the entire Grievance Procedure, the decision is unsatisfactory to any party involved, that party may then elect to pursue the grievance in a hearing before the Board of Education, submitting a notification to the superintendent ten (10) days in advance and in writing of this desire.


Ohio Department of Higher Education student complaint process
If a student’s complaint is not resolved satisfactorily, or if the complaint cannot be resolved through the process established by the institution and/or board, the student may file a complaint through the Department of Higher Education. The Ohio Department of Higher Education student complaint process may be found in the institution’s academic catalog, student handbook, or website, https://www.ohiohighered.org/students/complaints. The student should contact the Ohio Department of Higher Education using the online complaint form found below. Please note that the complaint must be received within two years of the completion of the institution’s complaint process.
528 Educational Highway, Warren, OH 44483
Phone: 330-847-0503 | Fax: 330-847-1177

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The Trumbull Career and Technical Center will not discriminate nor tolerate harassment in its educational programs or activities for any reasons, including on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, military status, ancestry, or age and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Additionally, it will not discriminate in its employment policies and practices. If you have questions, have witnessed, or have experienced acts of discrimination based on these criteria and wish to express a grievance please contact the following:

Title VI/Title IX Coordinator, Dave Phillips/Dean of Students, 528 Educational Highway NW, Warren OH 44483, 330-847-0503

Section 504/Title II Coordinator, Melissa Starkey/Supervisor of Special Needs, 528 Educational Highway NW, Warren OH 44483, 330-847-0503
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