Procedures related to abuse of students by a school district employee (Board Policy 402.3 and Chapter 102 of the Iowa Code)

An individual who believes that he/she has been harassed or bullied should notify a building or district administrator.  The building principal (or designee) for harassment or bullying occurring at the school building level and the superintendent (or designee) for harassment or bullying occurring at the district administration or board level will assign an investigator.  The investigator can be a supervisor, a building or district administrator, or a designated Level One investigator for Chapter 102 complaints.

Board policy 402.3

Chapter 102 Level One Investigators are:

Kevin Blackburn, Associate Principal
Summit Middle School

Lindsey Cornwell, Principal
Horizon Elementary

Laura Kacer, Executive Director of Human Resources
Administrative Resource Center

Suzie Pearson, Principal
Wallace Elementary

The district’s procedure in no way denies the right of a grievant to file formal complaints with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, the Federal Office of Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the Iowa Department of Education for mediation or rectification of civil rights grievances, or to see private counsel for complaints alleging bullying, harassment, or discrimination.

The Executive Director of Human Resources is:
Laura Kacer
P.O. Box 10
5608 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, IA  50131
(515) 278-0470