PUBLIC COMPLAINTS ABOUT EMPLOYEES
The Board recognizes situations may arise in the operation of the school district which are of concern to parents and other members of the school district community. While constructive criticism is welcomed, the Board desires to support its employees and their actions to free them from unnecessary, spiteful or negative criticism and complaints that do not offer advice for improvement or change.
The Board firmly believes concerns should be resolved at the lowest organizational level by those individuals closet to the concern. Whenever a complaint or concern is brought to the attention of the Board it will be referred to the administration to be resolved consistent with the following:
- Matters concerning an individual student, teacher or other employee should first be addressed to the teacher or employee.
- Unsettled matters from (1) above or problems and questions about individual attendance centers should be addressed to the employee's building principal or immediate supervisor.
- Unsettled matters regarding licensed employees from (2) above or problems and questions concerning the school district should be directed to the superintendent.
- If a matter cannot be settled satisfactorily by the superintendent, the individual may ask that it be brought to the Board. To ask that a concern regarding an employee be addressed by the Board, the individual must notify the Board President in writing of the concern. The Board President may bring it to the attention of the entire Board by placing it on the agenda or the individual may be able to address the complaint with the Board at the beginning of a meeting in accordance with Board policy.
It is within the discretion of the Board to address complaints from the members of the school district community, and the Board will only do so if they are in writing, signed, and the complaint has complied with this policy.