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B-150-AR: Appeals

References:

  • Education Act Sections 42, 43, 44
  • B-150
  • B-150-BR
  • B-150-BP

  1. A principal's decision that significantly affects the education of a student may be appealed, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
  2. The Superintendent of Schools, or designate, shall review the information provided by the parents/guardians and the principal, and may meet with the parents/guardians, the principal and student where appropriate, to discuss the appeal and attempt to resolve the dispute.
  3. If able to resolve the dispute, the Superintendent of Schools shall, in writing to the parents/guardians, confirm the resolution achieved.
  4. If unable to resolve the dispute, the Superintendent of Schools shall make a decision, write to the parent/guardian indicating the decision, the reason(s) for it, and the fact that the decision may be appealed to the Board of Trustees, or where the Superintendent of Schools has been delegated the authority for the matter, the Superintendent of Schools' decision may be reviewed by the Minister of Education.
  5. The appeal process, from the receipt of the written appeal of the Superintendent of Schools' decision until the Board of Trustees’ decision, shall proceed without undue delay. Appeals to Board of Trustees initiated after May 31 will be heard at the earliest possible date, but no later than the first scheduled Board of Trustees meeting of the subsequent school year.
  6. Parents/guardians wishing to appeal a decision shall be provided with detailed information about the appeal process, including notice of the time and dates of all meetings, information on the process and procedures to be used for each meeting, and the next level of appeal or review.