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Grievance Procedures

It is the policy of George Stone Technical College to ensure that students have a right of grievance. The philosophy of the school is that such grievances should be handled informally and at the lowest administrative level possible. The following procedures should be followed for the grievance:

  • The student should first contact the instructor. If the issue is with personnel, it should be brought to the attention of the administration. If it is of general interest, it may be presented at the Student Advisory Council meeting held monthly at George Stone. The Student Advisory Council consists of student representatives from each of the technical programs and the Student Advisory sponsor.
  • If the grievance is resolved at this point, a memorandum of record should be prepared by the instructor or a designated person and maintained in the student's cumulative folder.
  • If closure is not reached by using the informal approach, the student may file a formal grievance to the Appeals Board. The Appeals Board will be made  up of an administrator, a guidance counselor, an instructor, and an Officer from the Student Advisory Council. The grievance must be submitted in writing and must state the grievance and previous attempts to resolve the situation.
  • The Appeals Board will deliberate and prepare a written recommendation within ten working days after the grievance is reviewed.
  • A school counselor will provide a statement of the decision to the student.
  • If a grievance is not resolved at the school level, the student may contact appropriate School District personnel.

Note: If a grievance is not resolved at the District level, the student may contact the Center's accrediting agency, Council on Occupational Education (COE) at 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta GA 30350 or by phone at 1-800-917-2081.