Board of Appeals

Sponsored by LHS Student-Faculty Senate, passed on in 1988

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The Board of Appeals will consist of six student members, two seniors, two juniors, one sophomore, one freshman, and three faculty members, all elected for a one-year term. Elections will be held at the same time as the Senate elections. A member of the Senate may not be a member of the Board of Appeals.

The Board of Appeals will elect a chairperson and a secretary from its members.

At least five members must hear a case. If a member has a conflict of interest on an issue, that member must abstain from participation in that case. A quorum of five is necessary for action.

The procedures will be as follows:

Student and/or teacher grievance must petition the Board of Appeals in writing, within ten school days, along with their name, date, grievance, and relief expected. The Board of Appeals will meet within five (5) school days of the filing of the grievance. If, by majority vote, the Board refuses to hear the grievant’s case, the reason why shall be given, in writing, to the grievant. If, by majority vote, the Board agrees to hear the grievant’s case, the Board shall schedule a hearing within ten school days of the filing of the grievance. Criteria include whether they feel a valid grievance exists and whether or not it feels the grievance is within the scope and jurisdiction provided for in the L.H.S. Constitution. Every effort will be made to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Notice of each hearing shall be deposited with the secretary of the Senate for posting at least two school days before said hearing. All hearings are to be open subject to judgment of the Board of Appeals. Every petitioner is entitled to a student or faculty advisor at their hearing. Every opinion shall be in writing. The Board of Appeals’ decision is final within the scope and jurisdiction provided for in the L.H.S. constitution. A case may not be resubmitted. A written judgment shall be deposited with the Secretary of the Senate. A member may be impeached by two-thirds vote of the remaining members. Reasons for impeachment are to be determined by the Board.