The success of any school system requires effective communication between the Board of Education and school staff. Such communication is necessary for facilitating proposals for the continuing improvement of the educational program and for the proper disposition of personnel problems which may arise.
The main goal of both the Board and the staff is to provide the best possible educational opportunities for the entire community. To achieve this end, good Board-staff relations must be maintained in a climate of mutual trust and respect.
In accordance with good personnel practice, staff participation in the development of educational and personnel policies will be encouraged and facilitated. The Superintendent will develop appropriate methods to keep staff fully informed of the Board’s priorities, concerns and actions, and for staff to communicate information related to district operations.
All communications and reports to the Board from staff members and staff organizations will be submitted through the Superintendent. All official communications, policies, and directives of staff interest and concern will be communicated to staff members through the
Superintendent. However, this will not be construed as denying the right of any staff member to appeal any action of the Superintendent to the Board.
All effective means of facilitating channels of communication between the Board and staff will be used for the mutual benefit of the school system and the community.
Adopted February 25, 1997
Revised and Adopted June 18, 2019