Staff Concerns & Grievances
Employees are encouraged to discuss their concerns or complaints informally with their supervisors. If an employee feels that a formal mechanism for raising his or her concern or problem is needed, the procedures outlined in policy GBK-R Staff Concerns & Grievances Administrative Rule should be followed. Both the policy and form are provided below. The district will keep all grievance proceedings as informal and confidential as may be appropriate at all levels of procedure.
The following situations are NOT considered grievances and are not covered by this procedure:
- actions subject to the Teacher Employment and Dismissal Act (S.C. Code of Laws 1976, as amended, Section 59-24-410, et seq., Section 59-26-40, as revised)
- employment decisions implemented under the district’s reduction-in-force policy
- performance evaluations associated with ADEPT
- classified employee terminations
Grievances and complaints based on alleged violations of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendment Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should be reported using this same grievance procedure. Please see policy GBK-R Staff Concerns & Grievances Administrative Rule (using the above link) for additional information relating to these types of concerns.