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ESP members facing disciplinary action should immediately request association representation to assist them in responding to district administrators.
ESP members are entitled to association representation whenever they are summoned to meetings where: (1) they are going to be questioned —this is sometimes referred to as an “investigatory interview,” and (2) there is a possibility that discipline may be imposed upon them.
ESP members who are disciplined—through the issuance of a letter of reprimand or imposition of a fine, suspension or termination—should immediately notify their association president and grievance chair to ensure that a timely grievance is filed. Every negotiated agreement contains timelines for the filing and advancement of a grievance, and there is often contract language which prohibits an untimely grievance from being advanced.