Board Policy 1318
Public Suggestions and/or Concerns
As part of the District’s continuous efforts at improving the quality of the educational programs, the Board is always interested in receiving suggestions and addressing concerns.
Community members who email the District or any District employee or board member are expected to abide by the standards in Board policy 6420, Access to Electronic Networks, and should, to the extent possible, limit their communications to relevant individuals. Whenever a concern is expressed directly to the Board or to a Board member as an individual, it shall be referred to the administration.
No member of the community shall be denied the right to petition the Board for redress of a grievance. All concerns will be referred through the proper administrative channels for study.
An individual who is not satisfied after following the channels of authority, may file a grievance under the Board policy 7260, Uniform Grievance Procedure. Neither this policy nor the Uniform Grievance Procedure creates an independent right to a hearing before the Board.
The Board advises the public that the proper channeling of issues involving classroom instruction, discipline, or learning materials is as follows in this order: Teacher, Principal, Central Office Administrator, Board.
Any concern about school personnel will be investigated by the administration before consideration and action by the Board. In such cases the employee shall be advised of the nature of the concern and shall be afforded an opportunity to comment on the issue.