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Original Adopted Date: 5-9-83                                          Last Revised Date: 1-14-19                                        Last Reviewed Date: 8-22-22

The board recognizes situations may arise in the operation of the school 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 the board will remain neutral and respectful and will refer it to the administration to be resolved.

Prior to board action however, the following should be completed:

            1.         Matters concerning an individual student, teacher, or other employee 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 or to the classified employee’s immediate supervisor.

            3.         Unsettled matters regarding employees from (b) above or problems and questions concerning the school district should be

                        directed to the superintendent.

            4.         If a matter cannot be settled satisfactorily by the superintendent, 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


It is within the discretion of the board to address complaints from the members of the school district community, and the board will only do so if they are in writing, signed, and the complainant has complied with this policy.

Legal Reference:        Iowa Code § 279.8

Cross Reference:        210.8   Board Meeting Agenda

                                    213      Public Participation in Board Meetings

                                    307      Communication Channels