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Kings Canyon SD |  BP  1312  Community Relations

Complaints Concerning the Schools (Line of Communication)   

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In general, parents wishing to take up a matter concerning a child should first see the child's teacher. If they are not satisfied, they should discuss the matter with the principal. Nearly all questions pertaining to individual students can be resolved at the local school level. However, in certain cases, or in situations where the parent or the principal may wish further assistance, the matter may be referred to the Superintendent.

The Board invites suggestions, reactions and constructive criticism from both citizens and employees, by recognized procedures. All complaints shall be submitted in accordance with the procedures adopted by the Board. In so doing, all complaints will be assured of receiving appropriate review and consideration. If it appears necessary, a meeting of the Board may be requested and convened for the purpose of fuller study and the rendering of a decision on the complaint.

A request to appear before the Board must be submitted to the Superintendent as secretary to the Board at least one week before the regular scheduled meeting. Said request should be in writing stating the name and address of the persons wishing to speak and a brief statement as to the nature of the business and any supporting facts which are pertinent to the business to be presented.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35146 Closed sessions

35160.5 Requirement of school district policies: parental complaints re employees

35203 Duty of district attorney to defend certain cases

35204 Contract with attorney in private practice

44811 Upbraiding, insulting, and abusing teachers

44812 Insulting and abusing teachers

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

56500 et seq. Procedural safeguards: special education programs

GOVERNMENT CODE

950 et seq. Actions against public employees

54957 et seq. Closed sessions

ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, TITLE 5

3950-3953 Complaint procedures: categorical aid programs

Policy KINGS CANYON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: July 5, 1988 Reedley, California