GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

If students or applicants feel they have been unfairly treated, they may appeal any policy, procedure or treatment by following these steps:

STEP 1
Discuss the issue with the teacher or counselor involved.

STEP 2
If it is not resolved, discuss the issue with a Program Manager.

STEP 3
If it is not resolved to the student's satisfaction, the student can file a written appeal with the appropriate Assistant Director.

STEP 4
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.

STEP 5
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
www.council.org

The FL Department of Education (FLDOE) may also be con­tacted when grievances cannot be settled at the local level.

Florida Department of Education
Division of Career and Adult Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 714c
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Office: (850) 245-9062
CareerandAdultEd@fldoe.com