Last Updated: 14 February 2017 14 February 2017
|Policies and Regulations
||NEPN Code: KEA
Public Concerns/Complaints about Policies
The School Board recognizes that, from time to time, concerns regarding the development and implementation of School District policies and regulations will arise. The Board further believes that constructive criticism can assist in improving the quality of the program, and in meeting individual student needs more effectively. The Board also places trust in its employees, and desires to support their actions in a manner that frees them from unnecessary or unwarranted criticism and complaints. The following procedures for dealing with complaints about the content or implementation of District policies/regulations shall apply:
- Public concerns/comments about a policy or regulation that is before the Board for review, revision, deletion, or adoption may be expressed orally in accordance with policy BEDH. Written comments from District residents or parents/guardians of enrolled students should be addressed to the Superintendent for submission to the Board. In order to be considered by the Board, written comments must contain the name and address of the person or persons submitting them. All comments, either oral or written, will be confined to the contents of the policy or regulation.
- Public concerns about a policy or regulation that is not before the Board, or ideas for a new policy/regulation shall be submitted in writing to the Superintendent for submission to the Policy Review Committee in accordance with Policy BG. Within 45 calendar days of the original submission, the Superintendent shall provide the individual(s) submitting the concern/idea with the administrative decision. This decision may or may not result in either creation of a new policy or change to the existing policy/regulation. Any proposed change must be submitted to the Board in accordance with Policy BG.
- Concerns about the implementation of a policy or regulation should be dealt with by first discussing the concern with the staff person involved – such as, the classroom teacher. If, for some reason, the concerned individual is not satisfied, he/she should discuss the matter with the following persons in the following order: the principal of the building or supervisor, then the Superintendent’s designee. If necessary, any appeal to the Superintendent shall be made in accordance with policy KE.
BEDH – Public Participation at School Board Meetings
BG – School Board Policy Process
KE – Public Concerns and Complaints