Adoption Date: 9/1/1987, Revised: 7/19/1994; 6/06/00; 6/20/00; 1/20/04, 02/01/11, 11/15/16


In accordance with the provisions of General Municipal Law and the collective bargaining agreements, all District personnel shall have the opportunity to present their complaints or grievances free from interference, coercion, restraint, discrimination or reprisal. The District shall provide at least two procedural stages and an appellate stage for the settlement of any grievance.

Complaints or grievances not covered under employee contracts shall be handled and resolved, whenever possible, as close to their origin as possible. The Superintendent is responsible for implementing regulations for the redress of complaints or grievances through proper administrative channels.

Policy References:

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
42 United States Code (USC) Section 2000-e, et seq.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
29 United States Code (USC) Section 794 et seq.

The Americans With Disabilities Act,
42 United States Code (USC) Section 12101 et seq.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,

20 United States Code (USC) Section 1681 et seq.

New York State Civil Rights Law Section 40-c

New York State Executive Law Section 290 et seq.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act,

29 United States Code (USC) Section 621.

Military Law Sections 242 and 243

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