In Compliance with the standards set for the governing of Civil Rights in Vocational Education Programs, all students are protected under the following grievance procedures. Note: Certain areas which are within the scope of a professional teacher's responsibilities are not subject to grievance. (Example: interpretation of a subject and/or work experience in the area of the teacher's expertise).
DEFINITION OF A GRIEVANCE - A grievance is a complaint regarding an alleged violation of a student's rights regarding grading, academic and laboratory work, dismissal, suspension, student conduct or discrimination due to sex or handicaps.
1. A student or a group of students have the right to submit a complaint informally to the staff member involved. If no satisfactory resolution occurs, a formal written complain must be filed with a Program Coordinator and/or Adult Education Coordinator within five school days of the complaint. This complaint must be submitted on the ONC BOCES Practical Nursing Program Grievance Form.
2. The Program Coordinator and/or Adult Education Coordinator will conduct a hearing within five school days of receiving the complaint and will provide a response in writing within five days of the hearing.
3. If the student and/or students are not satisfied with the settlement offer at the first level, an appeal may be made to the Director of Occupational Education.
4. A hearing by the Director of Occupational Education with the student, and/or students will be held within five school days of receipt of the appeal.
5. A decision will be made in writing by the Director of Occupational Education within five school days.
6. If the student and/or students are not satisfied with the settlement at this level, the appeal may be carried to the District Superintendent following the same procedure as outlined in 3.