Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
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8420 - Student Due Process Rights


It is the right and responsibility of both school officials and students to develop a functional and orderly procedure through which consideration of student problems and concerns can be discussed and resolved quickly and equitably.

In all matters of complaints the student shall first consult the member of the school staff most immediately affected.  If a timely and agreeable solution is not reached at this level, further appeal may be made to the building level administrator, and hence to the superintendent or appointed representative. It is the goal of the board to resolve student complaints at the organization level in which it occurs.

All students will be afforded due process as guaranteed by constitutional provisions. Complaints involving student suspension, expulsion or mandatory reassignment will follow provisions of the Student Discipline Act. All other student and parent/guardian complaints are to follow the chain of command as outlined in district policies. Rules for student conduct and appeal procedures will also be published in the student handbook.

If the complaint cannot be resolved by a certified employee, the student and parent/guardian may discuss the matter with the principal with in 10 days of the employee’s decision. If the matter cannot be resolved the by the principal, the student and parent/guardian may discuss it with the superintendent or designee within 10 days after speaking with the principal.

If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved by the superintendent or designee, the student and parent/guardian may appeal to the Board in writing for appeals dealing with policies, procedures, and instructional programs. Any appeals involving employee issues will be referred to Human Resources for review and recommendations (as necessary) to determine whether district policies and procedures were followed.

Legal Reference:
Neb Statute 79-254 to 79-294 et seq (NE Student Discipline Act)

See attached forms

Policy Adopted: 11-3-80
Policy Reviewed: 12-01-97
Policy Revised: 4-12-2011
Policy Revised:  02.17.2020

.pdf version

Media Inquiries
Jennifer Worthington, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1124
Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

8420 - Student Due Process Rights


It is the right and responsibility of both school officials and students to develop a functional and orderly procedure through which consideration of student problems and concerns can be discussed and resolved quickly and equitably.

In all matters of complaints the student shall first consult the member of the school staff most immediately affected.  If a timely and agreeable solution is not reached at this level, further appeal may be made to the building level administrator, and hence to the superintendent or appointed representative. It is the goal of the board to resolve student complaints at the organization level in which it occurs.

All students will be afforded due process as guaranteed by constitutional provisions. Complaints involving student suspension, expulsion or mandatory reassignment will follow provisions of the Student Discipline Act. All other student and parent/guardian complaints are to follow the chain of command as outlined in district policies. Rules for student conduct and appeal procedures will also be published in the student handbook.

If the complaint cannot be resolved by a certified employee, the student and parent/guardian may discuss the matter with the principal with in 10 days of the employee’s decision. If the matter cannot be resolved the by the principal, the student and parent/guardian may discuss it with the superintendent or designee within 10 days after speaking with the principal.

If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved by the superintendent or designee, the student and parent/guardian may appeal to the Board in writing for appeals dealing with policies, procedures, and instructional programs. Any appeals involving employee issues will be referred to Human Resources for review and recommendations (as necessary) to determine whether district policies and procedures were followed.

Legal Reference:
Neb Statute 79-254 to 79-294 et seq (NE Student Discipline Act)

See attached forms

Policy Adopted: 11-3-80
Policy Reviewed: 12-01-97
Policy Revised: 4-12-2011
Policy Revised:  02.17.2020

.pdf version

Media Inquiries
Jennifer Worthington, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1124
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