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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 7-10

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Communications from the Public

Communications from the public, including petitions and complaints, are to be directed first to the principal of the school involved and then to follow the lines of responsibility to the appropriate supervisor, followed by the Superintendent or his/her designee for a response and/or resolution at the appropriate level. Communications submitted to the School Board following a response and/or resolution by the Superintendent or his/her designee will be reviewed by the School Board at its sole discretion. Public complaints that concern School Board actions, School Board operations, and individual School Board Members will be directed to the School Board. No anonymous communications shall be considered.

The Superintendent shall be given an opportunity to examine and evaluate all such information and to recommend action before the School Board attempts to make a decision regarding communications from the public.

Editor's Note:

For complaints regarding students or employees see School Board Bylaw 1-25
For challenged controversial materials see School Board Policy 7-12 and any implementing regulations.

Adopted by School Board: October 20, 1992
Amended by School Board: August 19, 2014