Nondiscrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Huron Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, genetic information, or any other legally-protected characteristic, in its programs, activities, or employment. 

Inquiries regarding this  nondiscrimination policy should be directed to the Superintendent, Huron Intermediate School District, 1299 S. Thomas Road, Suite 1, Bad Axe, Michigan  48413; (989) 269-6406.

HISD Compliance Officers

Age Discrimination Act of 1975
Joseph W. Murphy, Superintendent
(989) 269-6406


Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title IX Education Amendments of 1972
Title II Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Joseph W. Murphy, Superintendent
(989) 269-6406
and
Carol Brown, Director of Special Education
(989) 269-9216


Title III Administrator English Language Proficiency
Karen Currie, Director of General Education
(989) 269-3465

 

Grievance Procedures
FOR
TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTS OF 1964
TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION AMENDMENT ACT OF 1972
TITLE II OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT OF 1990
SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973
AGE DISCRIMINATION ACT OF 1975



Section I

Any person believing that the Huron Intermediate School District or any part of the school organization has inadequately applied the Administrations and/or regulations of  (1) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (2) Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, (3) Title II of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, (4) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and (5) the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 may bring forward a complaint, which shall be referred to as a grievance, to the local coordinator:

Joseph W. Murphy
Age Act, Title VI, Title IX Coordinator,
Section 504 Coordinator
Huron Intermediate School District
1299 S. Thomas Road, Suite 1
Bad Axe, MI 48413
(989) 269-6406


Carol Brown
Title II Coordinator
Huron Intermediate School District
1299 S. Thomas Road, Suite 1
Bad Axe, MI 48413
(989) 269-9216

 

Section II

The person who believes a valid basis for grievance exists shall discuss the grievance informally and on a verbal basis with the local Coordinator, who shall in turn investigate the complaint and reply in writing within five (5) business days.  If this reply is not acceptable, the complainant may initiate formal procedures according to the following steps.

STEP 1:  A written statement of the grievance shall be prepared by the complainant and signed.  This grievance shall be presented to the local Age Act, Title II, Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 Coordinator within five (5) business days of receipt of the written reply to the informal complaint.  The coordinator shall further investigate the matters of the grievance and reply in writing to the complainant within five (5) business days by certified mail.

STEP 2:  If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision of the local Age Act, Title II, Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 Coordinator, he/she may submit a signed statement of appeal to the Superintendent of the Huron Intermediate School District within five (5) business days after receipt of the Local 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 of the meeting by certified mail. 

STEP 3:  If the complainant remains unsatisfied, he/she may appeal through a signed, written statement to the Board of Education within five (5) business days of his/her receipt of 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 representatives within forty (40) days of the receipt of such an appeal.  A copy of the Board's disposition of the appeal shall be sent by the Board Secretary to each concerned party within ten (10) business days of this meeting by certified mail.

Anyone at any time may contact the Office for Civil Rights for information and/or assistance at 1-800-421-3481.  If the grievance has not been satisfactorily settled, further appeal may be made to the Office for Civil Rights.

Inquiries concerning the nondiscriminatory policy may be directed to Director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202.

The local Coordinator, on request, will provide a copy of the district's grievance procedure and investigate all complaints in accordance with this procedure.  A copy of each of the Acts and the regulations on which this notice is based may be found at the local coordinator's office.