Policy GBK Staff Concerns/Complaints/Grievances

File: GBK

Staff Concerns/Complaints/Grievances

It is the Board’s desire that procedures for settling differences provide for prompt and equitable resolution at the lowest possible administrative level and that each employee be assured an opportunity for orderly presentation and review of complaints without fear of reprisal.

A “grievance” is defined as an alleged material violation of Board of Education policies or administrative regulations that apply to all employees.

The process designated for the resolution of “grievances” in agreements between the Board and recognized employee organizations shall apply only to grievances as defined in the particular agreement.

Nothing in this policy shall be construed to imply in any manner the establishment of personal rights not explicitly established by statute or Board policy. Neither shall anything in this policy be construed to establish any condition prerequisite relative to nonrenewal of contracts, transfer, assignment, dismissal or any other employment decision relating to school personnel.

All employment decisions remain within the sole and continuing discretion of the administration and/or Board of Education, as appropriate, subject only to the conditions and limitations prescribed by Colorado law.

Adopted: January 1, 1985

Revised: December 14, 1993

Revised: August 9, 2005

Revised: September 23, 2014

CONTRACT REF.: HEA Agreement, Article 8, Grievance Procedure

Huerfano School District Re-1, Walsenburg, Colorado