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State Board Policy

DESCRIPTOR TERM: Appeals Procedures for Career Technical Planning
CODE: 8201
ADOPTION DATE: June 21, 1991
REVISION: November 18, 2011

Districts not satisfied with the planning assignments and distribution of funds are to utilize the following procedure:

A. Write a letter of request to the Associate State Superintendent of Education (career and technical education director) stating the issue and justification for waiver. B. The Associate State Superintendent of Education is to review and respond within 10 working days of receipt.

C. The district receiving a negative reply from the Associate State Superintendent of Education may, in turn, write a request to the State Superintendent of Education. This request should contain the original letter of request, the negative reply from the Associate State Superintendent of Education, a restatement of the issue(s) and a request for outcome.

D. The State Department of Education is to review and respond within 10 working days.

E. The district receiving a negative reply from the State Superintendent of Education may, in turn, write to the State Superintendent of Education requesting permission to address the State Board on the Board agenda according to established rules and guidelines. The decision of the Board on this issue would be final.

This does not waive the district's right to use appeal procedures if a local plan is not approved.

Legal Reference: Public Law 101-392, Section 131(c)(2).

Mississippi Department of Education     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     General Information: 601-359-3513

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