The Floyd County Board of Education  adopted a new dismissal policy this week.   School board members said that despite not having to have a “fair dismissal” due to being a charter system they wanted to do something to give employees peace of mind.

The policy states that not only teachers, but now administrators will have a three-level appeal process when facing dismissal.

The first level is to appeal to the human resource director, the next to the superintendent and finally to the board of education.

Any employee going though the process will also be allowed to have legal representation during the hearings with the superintendent and board.  The current policy states that legal representation is only allowed at the discretion of the board and superintendent.

The new policy also states that there is no longer an automatic appeal to the state board of education.

The amendment will go on first reading during the September meeting.