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400.56 Public Complaints About Employees

The Board recognizes situations may arise in the operation of the District which are of concern to parents and other members of the school district community.

The Board firmly believes concerns should be resolved at the lowest organizational level by those individuals closest to the concern. Whenever a complaint or concern is brought to the attention of the Board it will be referred to the Superintendent for processing in accordance with law and policy. Prior to Board action however, the following should be completed:

  1. Matters should first be addressed to the teacher or employee.
  2. Unsettled matters from (a) above or problems and questions about individual attendance centers should be addressed to the employee’s building principal for licensed employees and the Superintendent/designee for other employees.
  3. Unsettled matters regarding licensed employees from (b) above or problems and questions concerning the District should be directed to the Superintendent/designee.
  4. If a matter cannot be settled satisfactorily by the Superintendent/designee, it may then be brought to the Board. To bring a concern regarding an employee, the individual may notify the Board President in writing, who may bring it to the attention of the entire Board, or the item may be placed on the Board agenda of a regularly scheduled Board meeting in accordance with Board Policy 213.00 Public Participation in Board Meetings.

It is within the discretion of the Board to address complaints from the members of the school district community.  Individuals wishing to be heard by the Board, shall follow Board Policy 204.90 Agenda Preparation.

Legal Reference:
Iowa Code § 279.8 (2011)

Cross Reference:
204.90 Agenda Preparation
213.00 Public Participation in Board Meetings
307.00 Communication Channels

Adopted:
March 26, 2012

Reviewed:
May 15, 2017
May 20, 2019

Revised:
May 15, 2017
May 20, 2019