Constructive criticism of the School is welcome when it is motivated by a sincere desire to improve the quality of the educational program and/or assist the School to perform its task more effectively.

The Board trusts its employees and desires to support their actions in such a manner that employees are freed from unnecessary or spiteful negative criticism and complaints.

School board members shall be encouraged to refer persons making complaints to the appropriate administrative office.

The Administration shall establish appropriate procedures for handling complaints, recognizing that the normal channel shall be from complainant to employee to Administrator to Board. Any person with a complaint about the actions or decisions of any teacher or other employee may give information thereof to the principal or immediate supervisor.

If delay in obtaining relief would negate the satisfaction or decision sought or pertains to a situation involving physical or emotional risk or harm, the complaint may be made directly to the District Administrator. The complaint must be in written form. Such a signed statement of charges should contain sufficient detail to warrant and permit adequate investigation.

If the complainant is not satisfied with the resolution of the appeal submitted to the Administrator, the complainant may appeal to the Board by submitting a written request for consideration.

First Reading: September 15, 2009
Second Reading: October 20, 2009
Date Adopted: October 20, 2009

For the Board of Education: Tom Steiner, President; Lynn Jaeger, Vice President; Cole Marshall, Clerk; Bill Barhyte, Treasurer; Sue Giovanni, Member