Superintendent’s Blog - December 13, 2022
QUESTION: Can a student or parent file a complaint against a school administrator without the student getting in trouble?
ANSWER: The Salt Lake City Board of Education and the Salt Lake City School District are committed to providing a learning environment that is welcoming and safe, one that is free from bullying, harassment, discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. The Board has policies and administrative procedures in place for identifying and resolving complaints that may arise. Some that may help you are:
- Policy G-18 Complaint Resolution Process;
- Policy G-19 Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Retaliation Prohibited; and
- Policy G-20: Bullying, Cyber-bullying, Hazing, and Abusive Conduct Prohibited.
Parents and students can review these policies and their associated administrative procedures, which are available on our website in English and Spanish and can be requested in other languages. All three of these policies have a complaint/investigation form that parents and students can fill out. You should also know that the district prohibits retaliation for filing a complaint. Any concerns of retaliation should be reported to our Compliance Coordinator at (801) 578-8388.
If you are not sure about how to proceed, let me give you a couple of suggestions. Our School Leadership and and Performance department has direct supervision over our school principals. You can contact that department by calling (801) 578-8284. Our Policy and Legal Services department can also help guide you. They can be reached at (801) 578-8348.