Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex education programs and activities in federally funded schools at all levels.
The Board of Education of Michigan International Prep School is committed to maintaining a learning/working environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment. There will be no tolerance for discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, disability or age.
The Michigan International Prep School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, race, or national origins - in all aspects of our educational programs and activities for students and employees. The district also protects students and employees from sexual harassment. Michigan International Prep School District has appointed Title IX Coordinators to comply and carry out their responsibilities, including training and education, under Title IX.
Michigan International Prep School has adopted the following procedure for addressing complaints of discrimination:
Step 1: A person who believes that he/she has been discriminated against by Michigan International Prep School staff shall discuss the matter with the immediate supervisor in the case of an employee, or by their Mentor or Mentor Teacher in the case of a student. [NOTE: If it is the immediate supervisor or Mentor or Mentor Teacher who is the subject of the complaint, the employee or student may, instead, contact the School District’s Compliance officers.] The person receiving the complaint shall verbally convey his/her findings to both the person who alleged the violation and the person who is the subject of the complaint within 10 days.
Step 2: If the informal Step 1 process does not resolve the matter, a written complaint may be submitted to the employee’s immediate supervisor or to the student’s Mentor or Mentor Teacher. A complaint may also be filed directly with the School District’s Compliance officers. The complaint shall include (1) the employee’s or student’s name; (2) the facts of the incident or action complained about; (3) the date of the incident or action giving rise to the complaint; (4) the type of discrimination alleged to have occurred; and (5) the specific relief sought. A Step 2 meeting shall be conducted within 10 days following the submission of the written complaint. Within the next 10 days, the School District’s Compliance officers shall issue a written disposition, with copies to be given to both the person who alleged the violation and the person who is the subject of the complaint.
Step 3: If the supervisor, Mentor, or Mentor Teacher reply does not resolve the matter, a written complaint may be submitted to the School District’s Compliance officers within 10 business days of the Step 2 disposition. A meeting shall be conducted at which both parties shall have the right to present witnesses and offer other evidence. Following the meeting, the Compliance Office shall reply in writing to the complainant and the person who is the subject of the complaint within 10 business days.
Step 4: If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision of the Compliance officers, he/she may submit a written appeal to the Superintendent of Michigan International Prep School within 10 business days after receipt of the Compliance officer's reply. The Superintendent or his designee shall meet with all parties involved and respond to the complaint, in writing, within 10 business days of the date of the appeal. Copies shall be provided to both the complainant and the person who is the subject of the complaint.
If you have a question, concern or complaint about possible sexual discrimination, contact one or both of our Title IX Coordinators. Our Title IX Coordinators can provide you information about the grievance procedure, and investigate the complaint ensuring that complaints are resolved promptly and appropriately. Additionally, you can
click here for a copy of the Report of Harassment form. Please return this form to one of our Title IX Coordinators.
School is always in session at MIPS! We will continue to work in our courses as usual. However, for safety reasons, all drop-in Learning Labs are temporarily closed as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.
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