Texas Education Code

Sec. § 11.171
School District Grievance Policy


A school district grievance policy must permit a school district employee to report a grievance against a supervisor that alleges the supervisor’s violation of the law in the workplace or the supervisor’s unlawful harassment of the employee to a supervisor other than the supervisor against whom the employee intends to report the grievance.


A school district grievance policy must permit an employee who reports a grievance to make an audio recording of any meeting or proceeding at which the substance of a grievance that complies with the policy is investigated or discussed. The implementation of this subsection may not result in a delay of any timeline provided by the grievance policy and does not require the district to provide equipment for the employee to make the recording.


A school district grievance policy must permit an attorney or other person representing a district employee concerning a grievance reported under Subsection (a) to represent the employee through a telephone conference call, provided that the district has the equipment necessary for that type of call, at any formal grievance proceeding, hearing, or conference at which the district employee is entitled to representation according to the school district grievance policy.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 176 (H.B. 1622), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 191 (H.B. 2512), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1297 (H.B. 2607), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2013.

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