Haney Technical College (HTC) believes that complaints and grievances are best handled andresolved as close to their origin as possible. Therefore, the proper channeling of complaintsinvolving instruction or discipline are as follows:Step 1 – Informal. A student should first take a complaint to the person(s) involved and try tosolve the problem informally.Step 2 – The student must give the Director of Haney a written and signed Student GrievanceForm. The complaint form is located on the school’s website or can be obtained from StudentServices. This complaint should describe the problem and give all the facts and a suggestedsolution. 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 inStep 2, may be sent to the District Superintendent. This has to be done within three (3) daysafter the Director’s decision.Step 4 – If the student does not agree with the Superintendent’s decision, the appeal may besent to:Executive DirectorAccrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325Atlanta, GA 30350Telephone: (800) 917-2081 Fax: 770 396-3790http://www.council.orgStudents also have the right to file a complaint with our state authorizing agency, which is theFlorida Department of Education, by contactingCareer and Adult Education325 West Gaines Street, Suite 734, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400Phone: 850-245-0446, Fax: 850-245-9052Email:CareerandAdultEd@fldoe.org.
Grievance Process for Formal Complaints of Sexual Harassment
I. Formal complaints involving any postsecondary education program or activity related to Tom P. Haney Technical College shall also be governed by School Board Policy 2.1335. To the extent there are any inconsistencies between this policy and section 2.1335, section 2.1335 shall control. XI. Investigation of a Formal Complaint A. Burden of Proof. The District bears the burden of proof and the burden of gathering evidence sufficient to reach a determination regarding responsibility. B. Privileged Information. The District will not access, consider, disclose, or otherwise use a party’s records that are made or maintained by a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or other recognized professional or paraprofessional acting in the professional’s or paraprofessional’s capacity, or assisting in that capacity, and which are made and maintained in connection with the provision of treatment to the party, unless the District obtains that party’s voluntary, written consent to do so for a grievance process under this section C. Opportunity to Present Witnesses and Evidence. Either party may present witnesses, including fact and expert witnesses, and other inculpatory and exculpatory evidence at any time prior to the issuance of the investigative report. D. Parties’ Advisors. Either party may be accompanied to any related meeting or proceeding by the advisor of their choice, who may be, but is not required to be, an attorney. However, neither party’s advisor will be permitted to question witnesses. Neither party’s advisor may participate in interviews or meetings in which the represented party is not a participant.This policy is included in the Student Handbook.