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4118.3, 4218.3 Staff Grievance


Northfield, New Jersey







It is the policy of the Northfield Board of Education to discover and practice reasonable and effective means of resolving difficulties which may arise among employees; to reduce potential areas of grievances; and to establish and maintain recognized channels of communication between staff and administration. With the ultimate goal of serving the educational welfare of children, the informal grievance procedure following provides for the prompt and equitable adjustment of differences. It is essential that full cooperation be given by all employees to achieve these goals.


Each employee shall be assured the opportunity for an orderly presentation and review of concerns and grievances.


No employee shall suffer reprisals or reduction in status as a result of having presented a grievance or having represented an employee in a grievance.


It shall be the general practice to process grievance procedures during time which does not interfere with assigned duties.


An individual employee or his/her representative during the course of the processing of a grievance shall continue to follow administrative directives and board policy.


The board shall comply with grievance procedures set forth in any applicable collectively negotiated bargaining agreements.


NJSBA Review/Update: November 2009 ; December 2010

Adopted: October 24, 2011


Key Words:


Grievance, Staff Grievance, Grievance Procedure, Negotiated, Bargaining Agreement


Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A: 11-1 General Powers

N.J.S.A. 18A:27-4 Power of the board to make rules governing the employment of teachers, etc.



Cross References: *1120 Board of education meetings

*2224 Nondiscrimination/affirmative action

*3570 District records and reports

*4112.6 Personnel records

*4116 Evaluation

4148 Employee protection

*4212.6 Personnel records

4248 Employee protection

*5145.6 Student grievance procedure

*6144 Controversial issues

*6161.1 Guidelines for evaluation and selection of instructional materials

*6161.2 Complaints regarding instructional materials

*9010 Role of the member

*9020 Public statements


*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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