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Last Updated Date: 11/23/2021

Adoption Date: 06/22/2021

Revision History: 11/23/21 (updated), 02/22/22 (reviewed), 12/13/22 (reviewed), 12/12/23 (reviewed)

Complaints of employees against fellow employees should be discussed directly between employees as appropriate for the nature of the complaint. Complaints should be made in a constructive and professional manner. Complaints should generally not be made in the presence of other employees, students or outside persons. 

If the complaint cannot be resolved, the employee may discuss the matter with their immediate supervisor. If the matter cannot be resolved in 10 days of speaking with the immediate supervisor, the employee may discuss it with the principal within 10 days of the supervisor’s decision. If the matter cannot be resolved by the principal, the employee may discuss it with the superintendent within 10 days after speaking with the principal.

If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved by the superintendent, the employee may ask to have the matter placed on the board agenda of a regularly scheduled board meeting in compliance with board policy. The board retains discretion as to whether to consider taking action on any complaint.

This policy is designed to create an appropriate process for pursuing general employee complaints. However, employees wishing to address a complaint on a topic with a mere specialized procedure such as master contract grievances or bullying or harassment claims should follow the appropriate process set forth in the master contract, employee handbook or other board policies specified to that topic.

Policy References:

Legal Reference:

Iowa Code §§ 20; 279.8


Cross Reference:

210.8          Board Meeting Agenda

210.8E1     Board Meeting Agenda - Example

210.8E2     Board Meeting Agenda - Example (with closed session)

213             Public Participation in Board Meetings

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