K-1450     ©     KEB  

Trust in staff members and support for their actions should be such that employees are freed from unnecessary, spiteful, or negative criticisms and complaints.

In spite of this, criticisms and complaints may be forthcoming from the community.  These complaints are best handled starting at the school level and, when necessary, should proceed through the various administrative levels.

All complaints shall be referred to the Superintendent for investigation.  The employee involved shall be given an opportunity, at each administrative level at which the matter is reviewed, for explanation, comment, and presentation of facts, either formally or informally.  The employee will be afforded elements of due process as provided in New Mexico law and the employee negotiated agreement if applicable..

Adopted:     date of manual adoption
CROSS REF.:     BBAA - Board Member Authority and Responsibilities
     BEDH - Public Participation at Board Meetings
     CBA - Qualifications and Duties of the Superintendent