An informal resolution meeting is not to be considered a pre-condition for the filing of written complaint.
OCR will dismiss a complaint if OCR determines that: If OCR determines that it will investigate the complaint, it will issue letters of notification to the complainant and the recipient.OCR evaluates each complaint that it receives in order to determine whether it can investigate the complaint.OCR makes this determination with respect to each allegation in the complaint.Under the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, no public elementary school, public secondary school, or state or local education agency that provides an opportunity for one or more outside youth or community groups to meet on school premises or in school facilities before or after school hours shall deny equal access or a fair opportunity to meet or discriminate against, any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America or any other youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.WHAT TO DO Anyone wishing to file a formal complaint with OCR should submit in writing the following information in a letter or on the Discrimination Complaint Form available from OCR enforcement offices (see listing of offices below): HOW TO FILE AN ONLINE COMPLAINT OCR encourages students and parents, representatives of education institutions, and other OCR customers to use e-mail or fax to communicate with OCR, whenever possible. 20044-4620 (202) 208-2545; FAX# (202) 208-7797 MIDWESTERN DIVISION Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Office U. Department of Education 111 North Canal Street, Suite 1053 Chicago, IL 60606-7204 (312) 886-8434; FAX# (312) 353-4888 Michigan, Ohio Office for Civil Rights, Cleveland Office U. Department of Education 600 Superior Avenue East, Suite 750 Cleveland, OH 44114-2611 (216) 522-4970; FAX# (216) 522-2573 Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Oklahoma Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office U. Department of Education 8930 Ward Parkway Suite 2037 Kansas City, MO 64114 (816) 268-0550; FAX# (816) 823-1404 WESTERN DIVISION Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming Office for Civil Rights, Denver Office U. Department of Education Federal Building, Suite 310 1244 Speer Boulevard Denver, CO 80204-3582 (303) 844-5695; FAX# (303) 844-4303 California Office for Civil Rights, San Francisco Office U. Department of Education Old Federal Building 50 United Nations Plaza, Room 239 San Francisco, CA 94102-4912 (415) 556-4275; FAX# (415) 437-7783 Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Montana, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands Office for Civil Rights, Seattle Office U.