Filing A Complaint

The complainant, if a student, shall submit a verbal or written complaint and may elect to file it with a teacher, the school psychologist, a guidance counselor, his/her principal/team leader, activities director, or the Director of Pupil Services.

As a general guideline, the student or parent filing a complaint should direct their concerns to the most immediate supervisor. In the case of teachers this would be the building principal. If the problem is related to extra-curricular activities the complaint should be forwarded to the Athletic Director.

The complainant, if an employee, shall submit a verbal or written complaint and may elect to file it with his/her supervisor, the harasser’s supervisor, or the Director of Pupil Services.

The Mineral Point Unified School District is committed to providing an equal educational opportunity for all students in the district.

Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Mineral Point Unified School District, pursuant to s. 118.13, Wis. Statutes, and PI 9, that no person may be denied admission to any public school in this district or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil service, recreational, or other program or activity because of the person’s sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability. This policy also prohibits discrimination as defined by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color and national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability), and by the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (age).

Students who have been identified as having a handicap or disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act, shall be provided with reasonable accommodations in educational services or programs. Students may be considered handicapped or disabled under this policy even if they are not covered under the district’s special education policies and procedures.

The District shall also provide for the reasonable accommodation of a student’s sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to examinations and other academic requirements. Requests for accommodations shall be made in writing and approved by the building principal. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to; release from participation in an activity, alternative assignments, released time from school to participate in religious activities and opportunities to make up work missed due to religious observances. Any accommodation granted under this policy shall be provided to students without prejudicial effect.

Questions and complaints pertaining to this policy should be directed to:

Luke Francois, Superintendent (s. 118.13 Designated Employee/Title IX Coordinator)
705 Ross Street
Mineral Point, WI 53565
608-987-0740

Dixie Dempsey, Director of Pupil Services (504 Coordinator)
611 Cothern Street
Mineral Point, WI 53565
608-987-0710

CROSS REF
  • Student Anti-Harassment Policies
  • Student Discrimination Complaint Procedure

The requirements discussed and samples provided only pertain to “notices of non-discrimination.” Samples of discrimination complaint procedures are not provided. School districts are encouraged to have separate policies prohibiting harassment.