W. Va. Code R. § 135-35-14 - Student Complaints

Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022

14.1. A school shall attempt to resolve student complaints promptly and fairly and shall not subject a student to punitive action as a result of a written complaint having been filed with the school or Council.
14.2. The school shall have written procedures that describe in detail how a student may register a complaint with the school and Council, and how the school will investigate and attempt to resolve the complaint.
14.3. The Council will begin the investigation of a written complaint within thirty (30) days of the date of receipt of the complaint unless it is a complaint regarding a matter over which the Council has no jurisdiction or it is intrinsically not credible. The initial investigation should be completed within sixty (60) days of the filing of the complaint.
14.4. The school shall provide all enrolled students with a written copy of the student complaint procedures and make prospective students aware that such procedures exist and provide copies upon request.
14.5. Each school that is being investigated, as a result of a written student complaint, will be notified by the Council that such an investigation is being conducted, and a copy of the written complaint will be forwarded to the school. The name of the complainant may be withheld if so requested.
14.6. The school being investigated must respond to any inquiry by the Council relating to the investigation within ten (10) work days of its receipt of the inquiry.
14.7. Any school refusing to cooperate with an investigation of a written student complaint by the Council or any other governmental agency shall have its permit to operate or solicit students in West Virginia revoked in accordance with the due process provisions of Section 14 of these rules.
14.8. The Council, upon completion of the investigation of a written student complaint, will supply the school by certified mail with a written report of the findings and any proposed corrective action. The school will have twenty (20) work days to reply to the Council before any action may be taken.
14.9. The school has a right to request a hearing regarding any findings or action proposed by the Council resulting from an investigation involving student complaints.
14.10. The Council may forward any information pertaining to a written complaint found to have merit involving student financial aid to the United States Department of Education.

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W. Va. Code R. § 135-35-14

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