The board desires to maintain open communication channels between itself and the staff.  The basic line of communication will be through the superintendent.  The superintendent will develop and recommend to the board processes for communications between the board and district employees.


Communications or reports to the board or board committee from any staff member or members should be submitted through the superintendent.  This procedure will not be construed as denying the right of any employee to address the board about issues which are neither part of an active administrative procedure, nor disruptive to the operation of the district.


All official communications, policies and directives of staff interest and concern will be communicated to staff members through the superintendent.  The superintendent will communicate as appropriate to keep staff fully informed of the board’s concerns and actions.


Neither the board as a unit nor any individual member will entertain or consider communications or complaints from teachers, parents, or patrons until they have first been referred to the board, via the office of the superintendent. After hearing evidence submitted by the superintendent in such event, the board will, if it deems advisable, grant a hearing to the parties interested. Such hearing may be held during executive session of the board. All complaints must be submitted to the board via the superintendent in written form.


Cross Reference:         301.04 Communication Channels

















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