Public Complaints Concerning School Personnel

BP 1312.10

PUBLIC COMPLAINTS CONCERNING SCHOOL PERSONNEL

The School Board places trust in its employees and desires to support their actions in such manner that employees are free from unwarranted, spiteful or negative criticism and complaints.  The Superintendent or designee shall develop procedures which will permit the public to lodge criticism against staff members, assure full consideration, and protect the rights of the staff members and the district.  Verbal complaints against an employee initially made to a School Board member or at a School Board meeting will be referred to the Superintendent or designee for appropriate consideration and action.

(cf. 1250 – Visits to the School)
(cf. 1312 – Public Complaints Concerning the Schools)
(cf. 4112.6 – Personnel Records)
(cf. 9323 – Meeting Conduct) 

Note: When public complaints include allegations of child abuse, it is imperative that school officials consult BP 5141.4 - Child Abuse and Neglect (Reporting Procedures.) Through a district may implement its complaint procedures in such cases, the duty to report suspected child abuse comes first. We encourage school districts to rely on the child protective agencies for resolving these complaints and determining if the child abuse report is unfounded. 


(cf. 5141.4 – Child Abuse and Neglect (Reporting Procedures)
 

Legal Reference:

            ALASKA STATUTES
           44.62.310  Government meetings public

 

 

 

KETCHIKAN GATEWAY BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Adoption Date: 10/13/99
Revision Date: 8/14/2019