871.1 RULE-Procedures for Handling Complaints About Instructional Materials
District residents raising objections to instructional materials/activities may present the objection to a school official or staff member.
The school official or staff member initially receiving the complaint shall make an effort to resolve the issue informally. Selection procedures and criteria shall be explained. The complainant may be referred to some other school official or staff member deemed to be more knowledgeable concerning the issue in question.
In the event that the complainant is not satisfied following the informal discussion, a form requesting reconsideration of material (See Section 2.095) may be filed with the particular building Principal. The forms must be filled out completely and signed. Upon receipt of the re-evaluation request, the Principal shall organize an ad hoc committee consisting of two staff members, an administrator, and a member of the Board of Education. This committee shall meet within ten (10) school days of the receipt of the written request. The complainant may be present. The decision shall be submitted in writing to the building Principal, Superintendent and the complainant by the committee chairperson.
In the event the complainant is not satisfied with the decision of the re-evaluation committee, the complainant may request that the matter be placed on the agenda of the next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. Such a request must be made to the Superintendent at least three working days prior to the meeting.