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OCR Notice

The McNairy County School District (District) does not tolerate harassment on the basis of disability. Any student who believes that he or she has been subjected to harassment on the basis of disability is encouraged to report harassment to the District. The District is committed to take immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. Mrs. Jennifer Hunt, Special Education Director, ( 491 High School Road, Selmer, TN 38375, 731-645-6010), has been designated by the District to receive complaints on the basis of disability. Students and employees found to have engaged in acts of harassment on the basis of disability are warned they will be promptly disciplined and such discipline may include, if circumstances warrant, suspension or expulsion for students or suspension or termination for employees. Students, parents, and School staff are encouraged to work together to prevent harassment on the basis of disability.
El Distrito Escolar del Condado de McNairy no tolera el acoso sobre la base de la discapacidad.  Se anima a cualquier estudiante quien cree que él o ella ha sido sometido al acoso sobre la base de la discapacidad a que informe sobre este acoso al Distrito.  El Distrito está comprometido a tomar medidas inmediatas para eliminar el acoso, prevenir su recurrencia, y abordar sus efectos. La señora Jennifer Hunt, Directora de la Educación Especial, (491 High School Road, Selmer, TN 38375, 731-645-6010), ha sido designada por el Distrito para recibir quejas del acoso sobre la base de la discapacidad.  Se les advierte a estudiantes y empleados descubiertos involucrados en actos del acoso sobre la base de la discapacidad, que ellos serán rápidamente disciplinados y que tal disciplina puede incluir, si las circunstancias lo merecen, suspensión o expulsión en el caso de estudiantes o suspensión o terminación en el caso de empleados.  Se les anima a estudiantes, padres, y el personal de la Escuela a que trabajen juntos para prevenir el acoso sobre la base de la discapacidad.

McNairy County School District Section 504/Title II Grievance Procedures

District Compliance Coordinators
Dr. Brian D. Jackson, Assistant Director of Schools/Supervisor of Instruction 530 Mulberry Avenue, Suite 2, Selmer, TN 38375, 731-645-8257
Mrs. Jennifer Hunt, Special Education Supervisor 491 High School Road, Selmer, TN 38375, 731-645-6010

Procedures Filing a Complaint — An employee who wishes to avail him(her)self of this grievance procedure may do so by filing a complaint with any district compliance coordinator at their respective offices. These procedures correspondingly address disability discrimination (including disability harassment) applicable to students, employees, and third parties. The complainant may request a compliance coordinator of the same sex. The compliance coordinator may assist the employee in filing a grievance. An alternative official may accept complaints where the complaint is against the person who normally receives them.

Investigation — The compliance coordinator will investigate the complaint or appoint a qualified person to undertake the investigation on his(her) behalf. The complaint and identity of the complainant will not be disclosed except (1) as required by law or this policy; or (2) as necessary to fully investigate the complaint; or (3) as authorized by the complainant. The compliance coordinator shall file a written report within ten (10) days of the filing of the grievance, of his(her) findings with the director of schools. The director of schools shall keep the Board informed of all complaints. 

Decision and Appeal — After receipt of the compliance coordinator’s report, the director of schools shall render a written decision within five (5) days of the receipt of the report that shall be provided to the parties. If either party is not satisfied with the decision, the party may appeal the decision to the Board by making a written request to the complaint manager. The compliance coordinator shall be responsible for promptly forwarding all materials relative to the complaint and appeal to the Board. Thereafter, the Board shall render within thirty (30) days from the date the appeal was received, review the report and affirm, overrule or modify the decision and render a written finding that shall be provided to the complainant. This grievance procedure shall not be construed to create an independent right to a Board hearing. 

Duties of the Compliance Coordinator   
A) Provide for an adequate, reliable, and impartial investigation of complaints, including the opportunity for the complainant and alleged perpetrator to present witnesses and other evidence. 

B) Provide assurance that remedial action necessary to address and resolve any found incident(s) of discrimination and to prevent the recurrence of any discrimination will be taken; such remedial action may include, as appropriate, counseling of the harasser as a means to prevent recurrence of future harassment, disciplinary sanctions, strategies to protect the individual subjected to the harassment and witness from retaliation, counseling for the victim of the harassment, other steps to address any impact on the victim of the harassment, witnesses and the broader student body, and any other necessary steps reasonably calculated to prevent future occurrences of harassment. 

C) Provide interim steps to insure the safety and well being of the victim and the school community. 

D) Provide notice to both parties of the outcome of the complaint investigation. 

E) Provide both parties the opportunity to appeal. Rev. 3/18/19 BDJ 

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