This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center is in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal and state laws and regulations and shall not discriminate with regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

CKTC is an open admission technology center that offers certificates in the areas of Automotive Service Technology, Biomedical Sci­ences, Business Information Technology Education, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Diesel Service Technology, Digital Imaging & Printing Technology, Early Care and Education, Health Careers, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Licensed Practical Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Pre-Engineering and Welding. This policy is fol­lowed in the operation of its education programs and activities, recruitment, admissions, employment practices and other educational and business and industry services.

Program information can be made available in languages other than English and for those persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication.

Inquiries regarding this policy may be directed to the following person:

Jennie Nunn, Assistant Superintendent
1415 N 7th Street
Fort Cobb, OK 73038

Affirmative Action Policy

It is the policy of Caddo Kiowa Technology Center to avoid discrimination against any employee or applicant for jobs because of the in­dividual’s gender, race or national origin or because the employee or applicant is an individual with a qualified disability or is a qualified protected veteran. Caddo Kiowa Technology Center will take affirmative action to employ all persons and promote all employees regard­less of their gender, race or national origin or having the status of a person with a disability or a protected veteran. It is our policy to base all employment decisions on bona fide job qualifications. This policy applies not only to initial employment but also to all subsequent employment, compensation and training actions at the school.

Employees and applicants at the school will not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have or may file a complaint against the school, assisted a regulatory agency in an investigation of the school, or exercised their rights under any federal, state, or local EEO laws.

The Administration and Board of Caddo Kiowa Technology Center is committed to the principles and goals of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment. To ensure that these principles are carried out throughout the organization, the Superintendent has designated the Director of Business and Industry Services as the administrator for implementation of the Affirmative Action Plan and organization-wide dissemination of AAP/EEO information.

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center has developed an Affirmative Action Plan which is available for review in the Superintendent’s office. Employees and/or applicants may review the plan upon request. All employees responsible for any part of the employee recruitment, employment, advancement or compensation systems at school will receive periodic training to ensure their understanding of the AAP and the school’s commitment to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity of all individuals.

Grievance Procedure Policy

Nothing stated in this policy will ever prevent an individual from making an appearance before the Board of Education. It is the desire of the administration and Board of Education of CKTC that any complaint anyone might have about a situation or procedure at the school be resolved in an informal manner. This would include discussing the problem or complaint with an instructor, a counselor or an admin­istrator. In situations where a solution cannot be reached in this informal manner, the following steps are to be followed:

Review with the Assistant Superintendent

  1. The complainant must file a complaint in writing within ten workdays of the incident or of the realization of the problem. A form will be provided for the complainant’s convenience.
  2. A review hearing will be scheduled within five school days. All individuals deemed necessary to give a full hearing to the complaint will be noti­fied by the Assistant Superintendent.
  3. The review hearing will be documented and signed by all parties.
  4. If the complaint is not resolved, the complainant has the option of asking for a review by the Superintendent.

Review with the Superintendent

  1. The Assistant Superintendent will give the documentation, including the complainant’s original complaint, to the Superintendent immediately upon being notified by the complainant that he/she wishes to carry it to the next level.
  2. Upon receipt of the documentation the Superintendent will set a time and place, at the earliest convenience for all parties involved, for the complaint review. All individuals deemed necessary for a full and complete hearing will be notified by the Superintendent.
  3. The review hearing will be documented and signed by all parties.
  4. If the complaint is not resolved, the complainant has the option of asking for a review by the Board of Education. (If a satisfactory resolution of the problem is reached, the complainant may still choose to talk with the Board of Education on the matter, and will be placed on the next agenda, if requested.)

Review with the Board of Education

  1. The Superintendent will deliver to the President of the Board of Education all documentation of the complaint and the preceding review hearings.
  2. The hearing will be scheduled at the next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting, providing there is sufficient time to include the item on the agenda. (Normally, the agenda is determined one week prior to the board meeting.) All individuals deemed necessary for a full and complete hearing will be notified by the Superintendent.
  3. The President of the Board of Education shall conduct the review hearing.
  4. All Board of Education hearings shall be public, unless the subject matter qualifies for a closed meeting under the Oklahoma Open Meeting Law and all parties to the complaint request a closed hearing.

Grievance Procedure

A grievance is a complaint by any student enrolled at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center, whereby the student alleges a violation, misinterpretation, or inequitable application of those rules and regulations set forth in the Student Handbook. Individuals who have grievance based on Title IX, Title VI, Section 504 or ADA may use the following procedures. Such a grievance is to be initiated only after a discussion between the student and the appropriate teacher and/or administrators. (Grades and appeal of suspension or expulsion are not subject to grievance). The following procedure is to be followed for filing a grievance:

  1. After all efforts have been exhausted by the parties involved to resolve a complaint, the student is to communicate the grievance in writing to the Compliance Coordinator.
  2. Upon submission of the grievance, the Title IX Coordinator is to notify the parents of students under eighteen (18) years of age of any such action taken by the student.
  3. The Compliance Coordinator is to present the complaint to the grievance committee for evaluation and thorough investigation.
  4. The grievance committee is to present the complaint evaluation and investigation to the compliance coordinator.
  5. Should the committee determine the grievance does not warrant a hearing, the student has the right to appeal the decision to the Superinten­dent.
  6. Should the committee determine the grievance does warrant an informal hearing, a date for the hearing is to be set within ten days from receipt of the complaint.
  7. The Compliance Coordinator, members of the grievance committee, the student, and the parents of students under eighteen (18) years of age are to be present at the hearing.
  8. The committee will make recommendations toward a resolution of the grievance. If the student is satisfied, the complaint is dismissed. If not, the student may appeal to the Superintendent for further action.
  9. A high school student, whose grievance is not resolved by the Superintendent, may appeal to the Board of Education. The decision of the Su­perintendent will be final for adult students.