All personnel employed by the Board shall be responsible to the Board through the superintendent. The Board desires the superintendent to establish clear understandings on the part of all personnel of the working relationships in the school district.
Lines of responsibility for carrying out policies must be established no matter how democratically the policies have evolved. These channels for authority and responsibility must be clarified that no one is left in doubt as to who does what. The following are some examples of the working relationships within the school district.
Personnel shall be expected to refer matters requiring administrative action to the administrator to whom they are responsible. The administrator shall refer such matters to the next higher administrative authority when necessary. Additionally, all personnel are expected to keep the person to whom they are immediately responsible informed of their activities by whatever means is appropriate.
It is expected that the established lines of authority will serve most purposes. But all personnel shall have the right to appeal any decisions made by an administrative officer through grievance procedures established by Board policy (GBM-R).
Additionally, lines of responsibility and authority do not restrict in any way the cooperative, sensible working together of all people on all professional levels in order to develop the best possible school program. The established lines of authority and responsibility represent avenues for a two-way flow of ideas.
Current practice codified 1978