Notice of Non-Discrimination

Unified School District 258 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its employment procedures, educational programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: K.B. Criss, Superintendent of Schools, 801 New York Street, Humboldt, Kansas 66748, 620.473.3121.

The Superintendent, 801 New York Street, Humboldt, Kansas 66748, 620.473.3121, has been designated to coordinate compliance with nondiscrimination requirements contained in Title VI and Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or religion in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in the district’s programs and activities is prohibited.

The district is committed to maintaining a working and learning environment free from discrimination. Any incident of discrimination in any form shall promptly be reported to an employee’s immediate supervisor, the building principal or the district compliance coordinator for investigation and corrective action by the building principal or district compliance officer. Any employee who engages in discriminatory conduct shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Complaints against the superintendent should be addressed to the board of education.

Complaints of discrimination will be resolved using the district’s discrimination complaint procedures.

DISTRICT COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Mr. KB Criss, Superintendent of Schools
USD 258 Humboldt Schools 
801 New York Street 
Humboldt, KS 66748

Career and Technical Education Notice of Non-Discrimination
USD 258 Humboldt does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its Career & Technical Education (vocational) programs and activities. Humboldt High School offers the following Career & Technical Education programs: Family & Community Services, Communications & Design, Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resource, and Trade & Industry Construction. There are no admissions criteria to participate in these programs.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: KB Criss, Superintendent, 801 New York Street, Humboldt, KS 66748.

FORMAL COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
A formal complaint should be filed in writing and contain the name and address of the person filing the complaint. The complaint should briefly describe the alleged violation. If an individual does not wish to file a written complaint and the matter has not been adequately resolved, the building principal may initiate the complaint. Forms for filing written complaints are available in each building office and central office.

A complaint should be filed as soon as possible after the conduct occurs, but not later than 180 days after the complainant becomes aware of the alleged violations, unless the conduct forming the basis for the complaint is ongoing.

If appropriate, an investigation shall follow the filing of the complaint. If the complaint is against the Superintendent, the board shall appoint an investigating officer. In other instances the investigation shall be conducted by the building principal, the compliance officer/coordinator, or another individual appointed by the board. The investigation shall be informal but thorough. All interested persons, including the complainant and the person against whom the complaint is lodged, will be afforded an opportunity to submit written or oral evidence relevant to the complaint.

A written determination of the complaint’s validity and a description of the resolution shall be issued by the investigator, and a copy forwarded to the complainant no later than 30 days after the filing of the complaint.

  • If the investigation results in a recommendation that a student be suspended or expelled, procedures outlined in board policy and state law governing student suspension and expulsion will be followed.
  • If the investigation results in a recommendation that an employee be suspended without pay or terminated, procedures outlined in board policy, the negotiated agreement or state law will be followed.

Records relating to complaints filed and their resolution shall be forwarded to and maintained in a confidential manner by the district compliance coordinator.

The complainant may appeal the determination of the complaint. Appeals shall be heard by the district compliance coordinator, a hearing officer appointed by the board, or by the board itself as determined by the board. The request to appeal the resolution shall be made within 20 days after the date of the written resolution of the complaint at the lower level. The appeal officer shall review the evidence gathered by the investigator and the investigator’s report, and shall afford the complainant and the person against whom the complaint is filed an opportunity to submit further evidence, orally or in writing, within 10 days after the appeal is filed. The appeal officer will issue a written determination of the complaint’s validity and a description of its resolution within 30 days after the appeal is filed.

Use of this complaint procedure is not a prerequisite to the pursuit of any other remedies including the right to file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the Kansas Human Rights Commission.