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Delano Joint HSD  |  BP  1312.1  Community Relations

Complaints Concerning School Personnel   

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The Governing Board places trust in its employees and desires to support their actions in such manner that employees are freed from unwarranted, spiteful or negative criticism and complaints.

Note: Education Code 44811 makes it a misdemeanor for a parent/guardian or other person to materially disrupt classwork or extracurricular activities or cause substantial disorder in a place where a school employee is required to be in the course of his/her duties. This misdemeanor is punishable by a fine, imprisonment or both.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop regulations which permit the public to lodge criticism against staff members in an appropriate way. These regulations shall assure a complete hearing of complaints and shall protect the rights of the staff members and the district.

(cf. 1250 - Visits to the School)

Verbal complaints against an employee initially made to a Board member or at a Board meeting will be referred to the Superintendent or designee for appropriate consideration and action according to administrative regulations.

When a complaint is made, the Superintendent or designee shall determine whether it should be resolved by the district's process for complaints concerning personnel, the district's uniform complaint procedures, or both.

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

When a school employee is accused of child abuse, the district shall inform the appropriate authorities in accordance with law. (Penal Code 11166, 11166.5)

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

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35146 Closed sessions

35160.5 Requirement for school district policies: parental complaints re employees

44811 Disruption of public school activities

44932-44949 Resignation, dismissal and leaves of absence (rights of employee; procedures to follow)

PENAL CODE

11166-11174.3 Reporting known or suspected cases of child abuse

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

3080 Application of section 4600-4671

4600-4671 Uniform Complaint Procedures

Policy DELANO JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: October 14, 1997 Delano, California