Public and School Communications and Complaint Resolution
The Board recognizes that situations may arise in the operation
of the schools which are of concern to parents or other members
of the public. The Board considers it essential to have open
channels of communication where such concerns are shared with
appropriate personnel and officers in a timely fashion.
It is essential that all school district employees and the
School Board be sensitive to the concerns of the community
and individuals. It is also essential that school district
employees be protected both from unfounded allegations and
from public criticism in a forum in which they cannot respond.
To these ends, the School Board has established clear, well-defined
procedures for handling formal complaints from parents or
other community members, believing that such sharing is helpful
and that it will not affect the teacher/student relationship.
The Board considers it the obligation of the schools to make
this policy and accompanying regulations accessible to those
who express concerns.
Proposed changes to the supporting regulations must be approved
by the School Board.
ADOPTED: 13 November 1980
REVISED: 11 February 1993