Employee complaints, or grievances, are intended to provide an orderly process for the prompt and equitable resolution when a concern has not been resolved. The Board intends that whenever feasible, complaints or grievances be resolved at the lowest possible administrative level. This policy shall not be construed to create new or additional rights beyond those granted by Board Policy or Law. Employees are encouraged to discuss problems or concerns with their supervisor or an appropriate administrator at any time.
Grievances must be filed on a Grievance Statement Form available on this webpage and must be signed by the employee filing the complaint. All time limits shall be strictly complied with unless agreed to in writing by mutual consent. Scheduled meetings or reviews with district administrators regarding grievances shall be held during the District's business hours. Consultations by an employee with a potential representative or a representative must be conducted on the employee’s own time outside of scheduled working hours.
An employee filing a grievance or an employee who is the subject of a grievance may be represented at his/her own expense by an attorney, a fellow employee, any other person, or an organization that does not claim the right to strike. The representative shall be permitted to attend a conference and assist the employee during the complaint/grievance resolution process. Similarly, a school attorney, or District administrator, may represent administrative and supervisory staff.
Applicable Board Policy: DGBA (LOCAL)
Grievance Statement FORM
For questions about the grievance process, please contact our offices.