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Policy 4220

Complaints Concerning Staff or Programs

The District respects all stakeholders and encourages the reporting of any improper actions by any district officer or employee and will protect stakeholders against retaliatory actions for reporting such incidents.
To that end, if any stakeholder feels they have been mistreated by district staff as a result of reporting any concern to the district, the stakeholder is encouraged to file a written complaint to the district office.
The mistreatment may be in the form of, but not limited to, the following examples:

• Lower grades
• Limiting access or opportunity in athletics or programs
• Reduced cooperation from the employee
• Exclusion from extracurricular activities or clubs
• Reduced cooperation with/access for community groups

The written complaint to the district should occur within 7 days of the incident to allow for the district to respond in a timely manner and to collect appropriate evidence. The complaint should include as many specifics as possible. The district has a duty to investigate all complaints and will respond in writing within 30 days of receiving the complaint.
If the matter is still not resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant, the complainant may file an appeal with the school board within two (2) school business days after receiving the district response. The complainant will have the right to present a written or oral grievance to the board during its next regular meeting, or at a meeting held within 30 days, whichever is earlier. A closed meeting may be held for the purpose of considering the grievance. The board will notify the complainant of its response to the grievance within ten (10) school business days after the date when the grievance was presented.

Cross References:
3207 Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying


Adoption Date: March 27, 2018