Days: the working days, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, vacation days, or holidays, as set forth in the school calendar. In counting days, the first day will be the first full working day following the receipt of the grievance. After May 1, time limits will consist of all weekdays (Monday - Friday) so that the matter may be resolved before the close of the school term or as soon thereafter as possible.
Grievance: a formal complaint regarding specific decisions made or actions conducted by school personnel. A grievance may be submitted in specific circumstances such as when a student or parent believes that Board of Education policy or law has been misapplied, misinterpreted, or violated.
Grievant: the parent or student or group of parents or students submitting the grievance.
Official: the school district personnel hearing and responding to the grievant.
Parent: all references to parent include a student’s parent, legal guardian, legal custodian, or another caregiver adult authorized to enroll a student.