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Escondido Union 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.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop regulations which permit the public to lodge complaints 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. Collective Bargaining Agreements)

(cf. 1250 - Visitors/Outsiders)

(cf. 6144 - Controversial Issues)

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

(cf. 9323 - Meeting Conduct)

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)

Upon request, parents/guardians shall receive procedures, written in their primary language, for filing a child abuse complaint with the appropriate child protective agencies. If any parent/guardian complains of child abuse occurring at a school, the Superintendent or designee shall provide him/her with these procedures and shall also provide an interpreter as needed for oral communication. (Statutes other than Code, Ch. 1102, Statutes of 1991)

Providing the above procedures to parents/guardians does not relieve mandated reporters from their duty to report suspected child abuse in accordance with law.

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Reporting Procedures)

(cf. 4112.6 - Personnel Records)

The Board shall annually review district policies and regulations regarding complaints against school personnel. (Education Code 35150.5)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

33308.1 Guidelines on procedure for filing child abuse complaints

35146 Closed sessions

35160.5 Requirement for school district policies: parental complaints re employees

44031 Personnel file contents and inspection

44811 Disruption of public school activities

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

PENAL CODE

11164-11174.3 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

3080 Application of section 4600-4671

4600-4671 Uniform Complaint Procedures

STATUTES OTHER THAN CODE

Chapter 1102, Statutes of 1991, Section 6

Management Resources:

CDE LEGAL ADVISORIES

0514.93 Guidelines for parents to report suspected child abuse by school district employees or other persons against a pupil at school site

Policy ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: March 15, 1994 Escondido, California