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Sonoma COE |  BP  1312.1  Community Relations

Complaints Concerning County Office Employees - SP   

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The Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools accepts responsibility for providing a means by which the public can hold employees accountable for their actions. The County Superintendent desires that complaints be resolved expeditiously without disrupting the educational process.

The County Superintendent or designee shall develop regulations that permit the public to submit complaints against Sonoma County Office of Education employees in an appropriate way. These regulations shall protect the rights of involved parties.

(cf. 1312.2 - Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)

The County Superintendent prohibits retaliation against complainants. The County Superintendent or designee at his/her discretion may keep a complainant's identity confidential, except to the extent necessary to investigate the complaint. The County Office will not investigate anonymous complaints unless it so desires.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

33308.1 Guidelines on procedure for filing child abuse complaints

35146 Closed sessions

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)

48987 Child abuse guidelines

GOVERNMENT CODE

54957 Closed session; complaints re employees

54957.6 Closed session; salaries or fringe benefits

PENAL CODE

273 Cruelty or unjustifiable punishment of child

11164-11174.3 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE

300 Minors subject to jurisdiction of juvenile court

Management Resources:

CDE LEGAL ADVISORIES

0910.93 Guidelines for parents to report suspected child abuse by school district employees or other persons against a pupil at school site (LO:4-93)

Superintendent Policy SONOMA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

approved: September 16, 2013 Santa Rosa, California