III-02: Line and Staff Relations
North Sanpete School District
Board Policy with Guidelines
|Policy Number: III-2
Effective Date: 12/16/1982
Subject: Line and Staff Relations
The Board desires the superintendent to establish clear understandings on the part of all personnel of the working relationships in the school system.
Lines of direct authority shall be those approved by the Board and shown on district organizational charts.
Personnel shall be expected to refer matters requiring administrative action to the administrator to whom they are responsible. That 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 the person in charge deems appropriate.
It is expected that the established lines of authority will serve most purposes. But all personnel shall have the right to appeal any decision made by an administrative officer through grievance procedures established through Board Policy.
Additionally, lines of authority do not restrict in any way the cooperative, sensible working together of all staff members at all levels in order to develop the best possible school programs and services. The established lines of authority represent direction of authority and responsibility; when the staff is working together, the lines represent avenues for a two-way flow of ideas to improve the program and operation of the school system.