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During its July 13 School Board Meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, removed “Rebels” as the Juanita High School mascot. Dr. Matt Livingston, Director of Secondary Education and Juanita High School Principal, Kelly Clapp, will now begin the process outlined in Policy 6970 to select a new mascot.

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. We say their names not because they are the only three. They are three of many whose lives were taken and sadly, their names are now part of our history as a country that should be better because of the promise that was put forth that all people are created equal.

Lake Washington School District Community:

Over the past week we have watched events unfold across our country that reflect the anger and outrage that has once again been sparked by a senseless and horrific death.

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    Procedure Nondiscrimination

    File: 3210P

    Purpose 
    To provide students with an administrative remedy through which to seek redress for alleged violations, misinterpretations, and inequitable applications of Lake Washington School District policies and practices which prohibit sex discrimination in all District education programs, activities, and opportunities. 

    Definitions 
    Grievance: A formal written complaint: 

    1. Setting forth the allegation that there has been a violation, misinterpretation, or inequitable application of any district policy or practice relative to Federal or State anti-discrimination legislation. 
    2. Specifically identifying the policy or statute violated, misinterpreted, or inequitably applied. 
    3. furnishing sufficient background concerning the alleged violation, misinterpretation, or inequitable application to identify persons, actions and/or omissions that led to the allegation. 

    Student/Grievant: 

    Any Lake Washington School District student, aggrieved by a decision or condition falling under the guidelines of Federal or State anti-sex discrimination legislation, or the parent(s) or legal guardian acting on behalf of the student. 

    Compliance Officer: 

    The School District employee designated to coordinate compliance efforts with Federal and State anti-sex discrimination legislation and charged with the responsibility of investigating complaints relative to Title IX. 

    Procedure 
    The procedures for addressing complaints under this policy shall follow the provisions of WAC 392-190-065 to 075. 
     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 28A.640  
    RCW 28A.642  
    RCW 49.60 
    WAC 392-190-020  
    WAC 392-190-060  
    WAC 392-400-215  
    20 U.S.C. § 7905 Boy Scouts of American Equal Access Act 
    42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213 Americans with Disabilities Act 

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