Blooming Grove ISD
Concerns and Grievance FAQ
It is the goal of the Blooming Grove ISD faculty, staff, and administration to handle all concerns at the lowest possible level. Most concerns can be handled at the teacher or principal level. However, there are times that campus level administrators will not be able to satisfy concerns. What are the processes at this point that someone should go through to attempt to resolve them? Hopefully, the following frequently asked questions will answer some of your questions and make the process more understood by all.Question: Why can’t I take my concerns about personnel or other items directly to the board?
Answer: The board can only act while in session in a duly called meeting controlled by an agenda. It protects your right to a fair and impartial hearing. When contacted the board may listen, but will not comment and will refer you back to the appropriate chain of command, starting at the lowest level possible. The board has developed policies to protect your rights; straying from them could hurt more than help your cause.Question: What is the lowest level possible?
Answer: In most cases the lowest level possible is the teacher when dealing with classroom issues and the principal when dealing with disciplinary issues.Question: What is the difference between patron concerns and a grievance?
Answer: A concern is an informal process whereby the administration attempts to work through a problem. These complaints usually terminate at the campus level, but at times may even be heard by the superintendent of schools. Complaints or concerns of this type terminate at that point.
A grievance is the formal complaint process set out by the board of trustees of the Blooming Grove Independent School District. This process is explained in policy FNG (Legal)
and FNG (Local)
. Timelines outlined in this policy are strictly adhered to for the legal protection of all concerned. This process was developed to protect your rights as well as the rights of the other individuals involved. Attached is a copy of our board policy FNG (Legal)
and FNG (Local)