If students or applicants feel they have been unfairly treated, they may appeal any policy, procedure or treatment by following these steps:
Discuss the issue with the teacher or counselor involved.
If it is not resolved, discuss the issue with a Program Manager.
If it is not resolved to the student's satisfaction, the student can file a written appeal with the appropriate Assistant Director.
After the Assistant Director's review of all circumstances, the student may appeal the decision in writing to the Executive Director of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, and may request a hearing before a grievance committee appointed by the School District.
If the grievance cannot be resolved at the local level, the Suncoast Technical College accrediting agency may be contacted as follows:
Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone: (800) 917-2081 or (770) 396-3898
The FL Department of Education (FLDOE) may also be contacted when grievances cannot be settled at the local level.
Florida Department of Education
Kathleen Taylor, Bureau Chief
Division of Career and Adult Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 714c
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Office: (850) 245-9062