1312.1 – Community Relations – Public Activities Involving Staff, Students and School Facilities – Complaints Concerning Employees

Policy – x
Regulation –
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Adopted – 7/16/1998
Revised – 12/7/2017

The Governing Board 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 disrupting the educational process.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop regulations that permit the public to submit complaints against District employees in an appropriate way. These regulations shall protect the rights of involved parties. The Board may serve as an appeals body if the complaint is not resolved.

The Board prohibits retaliation against complainants. The Superintendent or designee at his/her discretion may keep a complainant’s identity confidential, except to the extent necessary to investigate the complaint. The District will investigate anonymous complaints so long as there is sufficient information to proceed and it is appropriate under the circumstances.

Legal Reference:
EDUCATION CODE
33308.1 Guidelines on procedure for filing child abuse complaints
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
PENAL CODE
273 Cruelty or unjustifiable punishment of child
11166-11174.3 Child Abuse Neglect and Reporting Act
WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
4600-4687 Uniform Complaint Procedures

Management Resources:
CDE Child Abuse Reporting Procedures: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/ap/childabusereporting.asp

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