In keeping with federal/state anti-discrimination legislation, the Essex Regional Educational Services Commission Board of Education has adopted and hereby publishes the Grievance Procedure provided for the resolution of student, employee, and parent complaints.
To provide students, employees, and parents a procedure by which they can seek a remedy for alleged violations related to discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, national origin, disability, or socioeconomic status.
Grievance - A formal written complaint.
Grievant - Any student, employee, or parent aggrieved by a decision or condition falling under the guidelines of federal and/or state anti-discrimination laws.
Affirmative Action Officer - The district employee designated to coordinate efforts with anti-discrimination legislation and charged with the responsibility of investigating complaints