In all employment situations there are certain rules which the employees are expected to follow. Familiarize yourself with your faculty handbook, certificated personnel policies, and your contract.
Many valid grievances have been lost because the teacher involved let important timelines pass. Remember, you have only twenty (20) working days after a grievable incident to begin the process.
In addition, this concept extends even beyond the contract. For example, always check your pay stub for accuracy. Even if it is a district mistake you are not relieved from an obligation to return unearned pay. For clarification and/or assistance on any issue call SJTA.