Policy GBLA

Any parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the Lynchburg City Schools or any resident of Lynchburg may file a complaint regarding an employee of the Lynchburg City School Board. Such complaint should be filed with the Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee. If the complaint involves allegations that an employee of the Lynchburg City School Board has abused or neglected a child in the course of his employment, the complaint will be investigated in accordance with Va. Code §§ 63.2-1503, 63.2-1505 and 63.2-1516.1.

Information determined to be unfounded after a reasonable administrative review is not maintained in any employee personnel file, but may be retained in a separate sealed file by the administration if such information alleges civil or criminal offenses. Any dispute over such unfounded information, exclusive of opinions retained in the personnel file, or in a separate sealed file, notwithstanding the provisions of the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act, Va. Code §§ 2.2-3800 et seq., is settled through the employee grievance procedure as provided in Va. Code §§ 22.1-306 and 22.1-308 through 22.1-314.

Individuals lodging a complaint are notified in writing that the complaint has been received and is being investigated.
The complaint should be filed as soon as possible after the alleged incident, usually within 15 school days, and will be processed promptly, usually within 15 days.

Adopted: March 5, 2019

Legal Refs.:

Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 2.2-3800 et seq., 22.1-70, 22.1-78, 22.1-295.1.

Cross Ref.:

GB Equal Employment Opportunity/Nondiscrimination
GBA/JFHA Prohibition Against Harassment and Retaliation
GBL Personnel Records
GBM Professional Staff Grievances
GBMA Support Staff Grievances
JB Equal Educational Opportunities/Nondiscrimination
JHG Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting