GBK – Staff Concerns, Complaints, And Grievances

In order to promote efficiency in the administration of schools and to avoid misunderstandings and misinterpretations, all personnel must observe a chain of command when bringing staff concerns or complaints to the administration’s attention.

The following guidelines should be followed:

  1. All personnel employed by the School Board shall be responsible to the Board through the Superintendent and no dispute or other personnel issue shall be brought to the Board without first having gone to the Superintendent for determination.
  2. Likewise, no dispute or other personnel issue shall be brought to the Superintendent without first having been presented to the building Principal for determination.
  3. Building personnel working under the immediate direction and/or supervision of someone other than the building Principal will inform their immediate supervisor of any dispute or personnel issue s/he intends to bring to the principal.

It is the Board’s policy not to intervene in personnel complaints or disputes until the matter has properly followed these guidelines.
The procedure set up for the resolution of “grievances” in collective bargaining agreements between the Board and recognized employee organizations will apply only to grievances as defined in the particular agreement.

Appendix: GBK-R

Category: O

1st Read: February 19, 2012
2nd Read: March 5, 2013
Adoption: March 5, 2013