(1) A school district's or public charter school's complaint procedure required under WAC 392-190-065
must provide an option to appeal the decision of the school district superintendent, charter school administrator, or designee to a party or board that was not involved in the initial complaint or investigation.
(2) A school district or public charter school may establish a time limit to file appeals. Appeal time limits must be no less than ten calendar days from the date the complainant received the school district's or public charter school's response under WAC 392-190-065
(3) The school district or public charter school must provide a written appeal decision to the complainant in a timely manner, not to exceed thirty calendar days from the date the school district or charter school received the appeal, unless otherwise agreed to by the complainant. The appeal decision must include notice of the complainant's right to file a complaint with the superintendent of public instruction under WAC 392-190-075
. The school district or charter school must send a copy of the appeal decision to the office of superintendent of public instruction.
(4) The school district's or public charter school's appeal decision must be provided in a language the complainant can understand, which may require language assistance for complainants with limited-English proficiency, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.640.020
and 28A.642.020. WSR 14-23-072, § 392-190-070, filed 11/18/14, effective 12/19/14; WSR 11-09-024, § 392-190-070, filed 4/13/11, effective 5/14/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.220
[(1)](a). WSR 89-23-001 (Order 15), § 392-190-070, filed 11/2/89, effective 12/3/89; Order 6-76, § 392-190-070, filed 5/17/76.]