The district encourages informal resolution of all complaints, concerns and grievance, when possible. Complaints, concerns or grievances should be expressed as soon as possible to allow early resolution at the lowest possible level. However, where the informal process has not resulted in satisfactory resolution of a complaint, concern or grievance, all individuals are encouraged to formally address their grievances, without fear of retaliation. Please see the resources below to understand more.
Los Alamos Public Schools is made up of many diverse learners from different cultures and backgrounds. We are committed to creating safe, inclusive learning environments where students feel welcomed and where differences are respected and valued.
If you have any concerns or questions about diversity, equity, or inclusion in the district, please contact Inclusive Schools Director Andrea Determan at email@example.com.
You can also report any concerns anonymously here.
The School District strictly prohibits offensive conduct, such as violence, threats, name-calling, bullying, cyber bullying, harassment, intimidation, or criminal acts, and other target based misconduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for students, regardless of motive or reason.
No person shall be subject to reprisals for good faith reporting, or participating in the investigation, of a potential violation of this policy.
No employee or student may knowingly give false reports or information under this policy.
The School District encourages anyone who is a target of such physical or verbal misconduct to report such claims. We appreciate you taking time to fill this out. Los Alamos Public Schools believes in creating safe environments for all students, and this is one important step in that process.To report a concern or grievance:
Los Alamos Public School’s programs, activities, and practices will be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, genetic information; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
District Compliance Officers
The district designates the individual(s) identified below as the employee(s) responsible for coordinating the district’s efforts to comply with state and federal civil rights laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and to answer inquiries regarding the district’s nondiscrimination policies.
For more information on the Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression Hotline or to report an incident:
If you have a grievance, we welcome your constructive criticism with the expectation that any concern will be resolved at the point of origin.
Please provide written documentation describing dissatisfaction, when proceeding to the next level.
Level 1: Teacher/Employee
Within five (5) work days after the staff member’s formal answer, the parent can put their grievance in writing to the Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Accountability. The written grievance should be addressed to the Assistant Superintendent, Los Alamos Public Schools, 2075 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 or you can complete the grievance online here.
Within ten (10) workdays from receipt of the grievance, the Assistant Superintendent shall hold a conference with the aggrieved person or render a written resolution related to the grievance.
In the event that either the aggrieved person or the staff member is not satisfied with the disposition of the grievance at Level 1, they may request a hearing before the Superintendent, Los Alamos Public Schools, 2075 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544. Within ten (10) workdays from receipt of the grievance, the Superintendent shall hold a conference with the aggrieved person or render a written resolution related to the grievance. Level 2 hearings will end the grievance process except for those cases involving a long-term suspension or expulsion.
In the event that either the aggrieved person or the staff member is not satisfied with the disposition of the grievance at Level 2, and the case involves a long-term suspension or expulsion, they may request the Superintendent to schedule a hearing before the Los Alamos School Board at its next regular meeting. The School Board will determine if the hearing is to be open or closed.