If you disagree with the decision in a bullying complaint, you may file a complaint with the school board. School board meetings are public meetings. Anyone can attend. But complaints related to students are confidential. These complaints are handled in “executive session.” This means they are not discussed in the public portion of a meeting.
If you disagree with the final decision in a harassment complaint, you may ask the school superintendent or headmaster, in writing, for an independent review of the decision. The review must be done by a neutral person who does not work for the school. The independent reviewer will talk to those involved in the complaint and review the school’s investigation to:
- decide if the school’s investigation was thorough
- decide if the school’s response to the complaint was appropriate, and
- recommend other steps the school can take to prevent harassment.
The reviewer must do the review as quickly as possible and send their written report to the school and the person who requested the independent review.