Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District 66

Code: KL

Adopted: 4/14/14 

Readopted: 3/10/16

Public Complaints

Although no community member will be denied the right to petition the Board for redress of a grievance, complaints will be referred through the proper administrative channels for resolution before investigation or action by the Board. Exceptions are complaints that concern superintendent or Board actions or Board operations.

The Board advises the public that the proper channeling of complaints including but not limited to, instruction, discipline or learning materials, should be handled in the following order unless otherwise identified (See administrative regulation KL-AR - Public Complaint Procedure for specific procedures and timelines):

  1. Teacher/Employee;

  2. Principal;

  3. Superintendent;

  4. Board.

Any complaint about school personnel other than the superintendent will be investigated by the administration before consideration and action by the Board. The Board will not hear complaints against employees in open session unless an employee requests an open session.

Complaints against the principal may be filed with the superintendent. Complaints against the superintendent should be referred to the Board chair. The Board may refer the investigation to a third party

Complaints against the Board as a whole or against an individual Board member should be made to the Board chair and may be referred to district counsel. Complaints against the Board chair may be made directly to the Board vice chair.

If a complaint alleges a violation of state standards and is not resolved at the local level, then the district will supply the complainant with appropriate information in order to file a direct appeal to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction as outlined in Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 581-022-1940.


Legal Reference(s):

ORS 192.610 to -192.690 

ORS 332.107 

OAR 581-022-1940 

AR 581-022-1941 

House Bill (HB) 3371 (2015) 

Anderson v. Central Point Sch. Dist., 746 F.2d 505 (9th Cir. 1984). 

Connick v. Myers, 461 U.S. 138 (1983).

Cross Reference(s): 

IIA - Instructional Resources/Instructional Materials 

KLD - Public Complaints about District Personnel

Complaints Policy

Public Complaint Procedure and Form

Public Complaints about District Personnel