Section 8:110

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March 2020

Community Relations

Public Suggestions and Concerns

The School Board is interested in receiving suggestions and concerns from members of the community. Any individual may make a suggestion or express a concern at any District or School office. Community members who e-mail the District or any District employee or board member are expected to abide by the standards in Board policy 6:235, Access to Electronic Networks, and should, to the extent possible, limit their communications to relevant individuals. All suggestions and/or concerns will be referred to the appropriate level staff member or District administrator who is most able to respond in a timely manner. Each concern or suggestion shall be considered on its merit.

An individual who is not satisfied may file a grievance under Board policy 2:260, Uniform Grievance Procedure. The Board encourages, but does not require, individuals to follow the channels of authority prior to filing a grievance. Neither this policy nor the Uniform Grievance Procedure create an independent right to a hearing before the Board.

LEGAL REFERENCE 115 ILCS 5/14(c-5), Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act.
  • Section 2:140 (Communications To and From the Board)
  • Section 2:230 (Public Participation at School Board Meetings and Petitions to the Board)
  • Section 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure)
  • Section 3:30 (Chain of Command)
  • Section 6:260 (Complaints About Curriculum, Instructional Materials and Programs)
  • Section 8:10 (Connection with the Community)
REVIEW HISTORY 1995, 2004, 2017, January 2021