Grievance Policy

BUNCOMBE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION 626 

STUDENT ACADEMIC GRIEVANCES

It is the policy of the Buncombe County Board of Education that students and parents

should have redress for grievances regarding the evaluation of academic performance.

Therefore, if at any time a student believes he has a grievance regarding the evaluation of

an academic assignment, the student may report the grievance to the principal’s office in

his school. The student should provide his name and a description of the grievance giving

rise to the complaint. The principal will investigate the incident and reach a decision

within three (3) school days. The principal is empowered to change the grade if, after

investigation, the principal determines that the evaluation was arbitrary and capricious.

A written copy of the decision will be sent to the student and parent or guardian.