Student Complaints and Grievances Procedure
The Gwinnett County Board of Education (“Board”) is committed to providing an environment free of all forms of discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. If you believe you or your child is being treated unfairly based on any of these impermissible grounds, you have a complaint and a remedy. To file a complaint of discrimination or harassment, students and/or parents should utilize the Student Complaints and Grievances procedure, Procedure P.JCE, which is summarized on this page.
Step I: Contact the local school’s Title IX Coordinator to file a complaint and provide a factual basis for any allegation(s) of unfair treatment. The local Title IX Coordinator will conduct an investigation and issue a written letter of findings. If dissatisfied with the resolution of the matter, the student or parent may request a meeting with the school principal.
Step II: If, after meeting with the school principal, the student and/ or parent is not satisfied with the local school’s decision, a written appeal may be submitted to the Department of Internal Resolutions and Compliance-Title IX using the contact information provided on this page. Appeals must be submitted within ten (10) business days after notice of the local school’s final decision. The appeal must give specific reasons for reconsideration, state precisely the reasons for dissatisfaction with the decision, and be limited to the matter under review. The decision of the Department of Internal Resolutions and Compliance-Title IX shall be final.