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Elk Grove USD  |  BP  1312.1  Community Relations

Complaints Concerning District Employees Instructional Materials   

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This Board policy addresses the district's policies regarding the conduct district employees and instructional materials. This policy also addresses how to initiate complaints against district employees and complaints regarding instructional materials. The procedures to be followed when complaining about any of these subject areas are set forth in AR 1312.1. Only a district employee, district student, or the parents/guardians of a district student may file a complaint in accordance with these procedures, except as otherwise authorized by this policy.

District Employees

The Board of Education accepts responsibility for providing a means by which the public can hold employees accountable for their actions. The Board desires that complaints be resolved expeditiously without disruption the educational process.

Any investigation of a complaint shall protect the rights of involved parties.

(cf. 1312.1 - Complaint Procedures)

(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)

Instructional Materials

The Board takes great care in the adoption or use of instructional materials, but it is aware that all instructional materials may not be acceptable to all district students, students' parents or guardians, or other district residents.

The Board will not allow political party affiliation, racial prejudice, a desire to suppress ideas, or an intent to deny student access to ideas with which the Board disagrees, to influence its decision in any such case.

Complaints will only be accepted from either a resident of the district or the parent/guardian of a child enrolled as a student in a district school.

(cf. 4111.1- Affirmative Action)

(cf. 4119.41 - Employees with Infectious Disease)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

18111 Exclusion of books by Governing Board

35010 Control of District; prescription and enforcement of rules

35146 Closed sessions

44100 Legislative intent, affirmative action employment

44811 Disruption of public school activities

Management Resources:

CDE LEGAL ADVISORIES

910.93 Guidelines for parents to report suspected child abuse by school district employees or other persons against a pupil at school site (LO: 4-93)

Policy ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: October 1, 1984 Elk Grove, California

revised: May 7, 1990

revised: February 20, 1992

revised: September 8, 1992

revised: October 3, 1994

revised: June 19, 1995

revised: April 6, 1998