Policy 402.12

Communications and Decision Making with Employees

The board desires to maintain open communication channels between itself and the staff. The basic line of communication will be through the superintendent. The superintendent will develop and recommend to the board process for communications between the board and district employees.

In devising rules and procedures for the operation of the schools, administrators will seek the suggestions of those employees who will be affected by such provisions. The professional staff will be given opportunities to contribute to curriculum development and to recommend policies and regulations pertaining to students and instruction.

The superintendent will develop channels for the communication of ideas among staff, administrators and board members and will inform the board of staff opinion when presenting recommendations for board actions. Further, it is expected that all official communications, policies and directives of staff interest and concern will be communicated to staff members through the superintendent. The superintendent will communicate as appropriate to keep staff fully informed of the school board’s concerns and actions.

Approved: April 11, 2005
Revised: September 11, 2017