Grievance Complaint Process

All employees and agents of a public school district, charter school or private school have an obligation and legal responsibility to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student. Likewise, all parents, vendors and members of the public are encouraged to report any misconduct that may affect the health, safety or welfare of a student.

If you see something of concern on this campus please report it immediately, and confidentially, to the School Director, Angela Reese, by calling (850) 767-5520 or emailing If, for some reason, you are not comfortable reporting this at the school level, please contact HR Director Holly Buchanan at (850) 767-4100.




Haney Technical College (HTC) believes that complaints and grievances are best handled and
resolved as close to their origin as possible. Therefore, the proper channeling of complaints
involving instruction or discipline are as follows:
Step 1 – Informal. A student should first take a complaint to the person(s) involved and try to
solve the problem informally.
Step 2 – The student must give the Director of Haney a written and signed Student Grievance
Form. The complaint form is located on the school’s website or can be obtained from Student
Services. This complaint should describe the problem and give all the facts and a suggested
solution. The form must be given to the Director by the next school day.
Step 3 – If the student does not agree with the Director’s decision, the appeal, as described in
Step 2, may be sent to the District Superintendent. This has to be done within three (3) days
after the Director’s decision.
Step 4 – If the student does not agree with the Superintendent’s decision, the appeal may be
sent to:

Executive Director
Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350

Telephone: (800) 917-2081 Fax: 770 396-3790

Students also have the right to file a complaint with our state authorizing agency, which is the

Florida Department of Education, by contacting
Career and Adult Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 734, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

Phone: 850-245-0446, Fax: 850-245-9052

This policy is included in the Student Handbook.


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