Fanari Academy of Greek Education
Student/Parent Information Handbook
Student/Parent Agreement Sheet
Parents and Guardians: Please read and discuss the information in our
school’s Parent and Student Handbook with your child, complete the signature
requests listed below and return this page to your child’s teacher. Please do not
sign with your child until you have both taken the time to discuss the handbook’s
contents. Keep this handbook in a conveniently accessible place and refer to it
from time to time throughout the school year. By doing so, you will help us
reinforce proper school conduct, and answer some of your questions related to
school-wide discipline and our efforts to provide all children and adults with a
healthy learning atmosphere.
If you have any questions, now or at anytime in the future, please contact the school
through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .This handbook may also be
accessed online by going to the Fanari Academy of Greek education website at
http://www.fanariacademy.org. Thank you for your cooperation and support.
As a Fanari Academy of Greek Education student, I agree to follow the rules and
procedures as outlined in the Parent and Student Handbook. I also agree to be a
positive part of the Fanari Academy of Greek Education academic community. I
have either read the contents of this handbook with my parent or guardian, or it
has been read and explained to me. I understand that it is important for me to
follow these guidelines and expectations so that Fanari Academy of Greek
Education can be a safe and fun learning place for everybody.
Parent/Guardian’s Signature ______________________________ Date _____________
Classroom Teacher’s Name _______________________________ Gr. Level _________
STUDENT BILL OF RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As individuals in a free society, students are persons under our
Constitution who have basic rights and responsibilities. In order to give life to
these individual rights and responsibilities, a balance must be struck between the
needs of the individual and the needs of our society to provide all who come at
Fanari - Academy of Greek Education with an environment that is safe and with
classes that are conducive to learning of the Greek language.
In order to assure a successful learning environment we, at Fanari -
Academy of Greek Education, feel that a clear statement and understanding of
these rights and responsibilities is necessary.
Students have the responsibility to respect the rights of all persons
involved in the educational process. Our ability to exercise our individual rights
depends upon our ability and success in protecting the rights of others in our
academic community. It is impossible in a diverse and complex society to list all
rights and responsibilities that we have. Therefore, the following list of rights and
responsibilities are only examples of those rights and responsibilities that we
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Students have the right to an appropriate education of Greek language if
they desire it and their guardians approve it. Toward this end no student, or
group of students, shall be deprived of an education because of age, sex, sexual
orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin,
religion, color, mental or physical disability or any other reason which in any way
results in a deprivation of the rights provided in this section.
Students have the right to attend safe, clean, and when reasonably
possible, uncrowded school facilities. It shall be the responsibility of all persons
within our academic community to work toward developing an academic
environment that will promote learning for all our children. It is the responsibility
of all persons within our academic community to refrain from depriving our
students, teachers, administrators, staff and parents with those rights set forth in
In order to promote a successful academic environment which provides
our students with an understanding of their academic choices, students, along
with their parents or guardians, shall have the right to consult with guidance
counselors involved in the educational process to help them plan for fulfilling the
student’s academic goals.
Section IVAll students have the right to be involved with and participate in school activities
for which they are reasonably qualified.
Students may exercise their constitutionally protected rights of free speech,
expression and assembly as long as they refrain from interfering with the
operation of the regular school program; refrain from inciting others to violence or
violations of state or federal laws; engage in conduct contrary to state or federal
law, and so long as they are not libelous, obscene or illegal. Toward this end,
students have the right to wear political buttons, armbands or any other badge of
symbolic expression. Students have the right to distribute off-campus
publications under the following provisions:
1. Distribution will be made at a designated time.
2. Location for distribution will be designated by the Administrator, after
Montessori’s personnel approval.
3. No obscenities may be published nor violation of State or Federal law be
4. Copy of the publication shall be presented to the Administrator no later than
the morning of distribution.
5. All publications shall be free.
6. Publications are to be distributed only by students from the school.
7. Students shall have the right to reasonable use of communication systems
including bulletin boards, public address systems, newspapers and school
Within reason, students have the right to determine their own appearances if that
appearance is not disruptive to the learning process in the classroom or is
deemed by the board as unsafe.
Students have the right to present petitions and complaints to school authorities
and the right to receive prompt responsive replies from school authorities
regarding the disposition of their petitions and complaints.
Students have the right to be shown respect from school personnel in the same
manner and to the same extent which is expected of the students toward school
Students have the right to be free from searches of their persons and/or
backpacks unless authorities have a reasonable suspicion that rule violations
have occurred and such search is allowed by the United State or California
Constitutions and/or State or Federal law.
Every student has the responsibility to respect the rights of others and the
responsibility not to engage in action that will affect the physical safety of others
or intentionally damages the property of others.
Section XIIEvery student has the responsibility not only to avail himself/herself of the
educational opportunities provided by Fanari – Academy of Greek Education but
also every student has the responsibility not to disrupt the educational
environment and learning process of other students.
ENFORCEMENT AND APPELLATE RIGHTS
Whenever any violation of the rights or others has occurred sufficient to require
actions by school officials, enforcement of these rights and responsibilities may
result in actions or consequences to the student including, but not limited to
Each student has the right and responsibility to appeal to the administrator when
he/she feels there has been a violation of his/her rights as contained in this
document. The Administrator’s decision may in turn be appealed to the Board,
which is the final level of appeal.
NOTICE TO PARENTS - RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINTS
Fanari – Academy of Greek Education programs and activities are to be free
from discrimination based on age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group
identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical
disability. If such discrimination occurs, parents have the right to submit a written
complaint to the Board of Directors.
The student needs to be 3 years old (birthday by the Sept. 1) to enroll to the
preschool program. For kindergarten the student needs to be 5 years old
(birthday by Sept. 1). Similar regulations about birthdays apply for the rest of the
levels. The Board may consider early advancement in special cases after the
parents’ petition, for student that has shown maturity beyond his/her age.
Older (than kindergarten), new students to Fanari shall be evaluated by two
teachers (Fanari teachers or teachers sponsored by the Greek Ministry of
Education) and shall be placed to the appropriate level. If the parents disagree
with their students’ placement, they can appeal to the Board which will make the
The Fanari – Academy of Greek Education does not carry medical or accident
insurance for individual students. Parents are responsible for emergency medical
costs beyond first aid provided at the school site. If emergency medical or dental
treatment is needed and the parent or listed emergency contacts cannot be
reached, 911 will be called. The Fanari – Academy of Greek Education is not
responsible for charges incurred as a result of 911 calls or ambulance transfers.
Fanari – Academy of Greek Education requires the evaluation of each student’s
achievement at least twice a year (at the end of each semester). A parent
conference or written report is required when it becomes evident to the teacher
that the student is in danger of failing the class. The refusal of the parent to
attend the conference or to respond to the written report shall not preclude failing
the student at the end of the grading period.
Access Without Written Consent
School personnel with legitimate educational interests and those who provide
financial assistance to the specific student are entitled to access to pupil records
without parental consent.
Directory information includes one or more of the following items: Student’s
name, address, date and place of birth, dates of attendance, level attending at
Fanari – Academy of Greek Education.
According to Board Policy, student directory information may only be released to
school personnel and to a school sponsored parent organization. All other
requests shall be denied. Furthermore, information may be withheld from a
school sponsored parent organization if the parent (natural parent; an adoptive
parent; legal guardian; or if the parents are divorced or legally separated, the
parent having legal custody) submits a written request to withhold information.
Grading and Evaluation
Student grades provide the measurement of student progress in meeting
instructional objectives aligned with the Ministry of Greek Education.
Inspection of Records
Parents, legal guardians or adult students (over 18 years old) have a right to
review their own or child's pupil records. Student records are available for review
during regular school hours. Requests for access should be directed in writing to
the administrator, and must be granted within five days from the date of the
request. In the case of separated or divorced parents, both parents shall have
equal access to school records, unless there is a current restraining order
specifically preventing records access.
Release of Statistical Data
Fanari – Academy of Greek Education may release statistical data when this
would be in the best interests of pupils provided that no pupil has been identified.
To acquaint parents with the teacher and school, an orientation meeting is held
at the beginning of the school year.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are held each fall and spring at the end of each
semester. Areas covered during the conference could include information about
the texts used, the homework expected, the grading process and the student's
progress. Parents may request additional conferences at other times if they feel a
conference would be helpful.
PARENT VISITATIONS AT SCHOOL
Community, any non-regular students are always welcomed at Fanari –
Academy of Greek Education. However, classroom visits should be prearranged
with the teacher. The school administrator should be aware of such a visitation
and present in classroom if necessary. Unauthorized persons are prohibited from
entering or remaining on school grounds. If court restraining order exists which
limit a parent's access to visiting his/her child or in receiving information about
the child's school progress, it is the responsibility of the custodial parent to
provide the school Administrator with a copy of such an order.
Only those persons listed on the student's data record card are permitted
to pick up a child without specific further parental permission.
If you have questions or concerns about the progress and adjustment of your
student, it is important that you talk first to the teacher. It may be necessary to
get more help to solve the problem; if so, follow the steps listed below of persons
For specific questions about the curriculum of any level at Fanari - Academy of
Greek Education see the following individuals:
Curriculum advisor, Mrs. Anastasia Karaglanis
STUDENTS’ SAFETY BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL
For the safety of students, parents may drop students off at school no earlier
than 5 minutes prior to the start of their lesson, and only if his/her teacher is
present. Similarly, parents are to arrange to have their student picked up right
after school. It is the school’s responsibility to contact the parent when the school
wishes to have the student remain after school. It is unsafe for students to be left
at school during unsupervised times and it is unfair to expect school office staff to
supervise students on a regular basis. Parents who routinely fail to meet this
responsibility will be notified by the school, and in the case of repeated
occurrences, reported to the appropriate community agency.
The Fanari students and their siblings are not allowed to play at the front
playground (playground in front of the S classrooms) during hour of operation of
the Montessori school. Please make sure that your student goes directly to
PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)
Fanari – academy of Greek Education permits the creation of a parent
organization called the PTA. Membership is open to all parents of students at the
school. PTA membership supports hospitality activities, programs, publicity,
parent education and fundraising activities.
Snacks are permitted during recess. Parents please send snacks with low sugar
content (no candy, no soda). For the safety of the students with nut allergies and
especially peanut, please pack nut free snacks.
WHERE TO GO FOR HELP AND INFORMATION
In the text below, the expression “school authority” is defined as teacher,
administrator, yard duty, and school designee.
EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES
During school hours, if the school authority declares an emergency, all students
and staff will be required to remain at school or an alternate safe site under the
supervision of “school authority” until:
1. Regular dismissal time and released only then if it is considered safe, OR
2. Released to an adult authorized by the parent or legal guardian whose name
appears on records.
Fanari – Academy of Greek Education has an Emergency Plan. Our plan follows
the emergency plan of the Rainbow Montessori School. The plan promotes
coordinated efforts within the school to meet the needs of any disaster.
The Site Emergency Plans are reviewed and revised annually and appropriate
drills and training are provided to help all persons become familiar with their
responsibilities. Emergency preparedness also includes close cooperation and
planning with police, fire, civic emergency agencies and school/parent groups.
In case of a fire, the students will be gathered in the front parking lot, closer to
the library. In case of an earthquake, the students will be gathered to the back
CLASSROOM MATERIALS POLICY
Fanari - Academy of Greek Education provides textbooks approved by the Greek
Ministry of Education. Required supplementary materials for full class use are
selected by classroom teachers and other staff members. Fanari – Academy of
Greek Education appoints a person or a committee responsible for the
curriculum. This individual/s is responsible for approving all classroom materials.
Responsible for the curriculum for the school year 2007-2008 is our teacher
sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Education, Mrs. Anastasia Karaglanis. When
parents have a concern regarding supplemental classroom materials, the
following process allows for their input:
1) The parent discusses nature of concern with the teacher.
2) If the issue remains unsolved, the parent writes a letter to the
administrator. The administrator arranges an interview with the teacher.
3) If the parent concerns are not resolved, the administrator forwards the
parent request to the board for further action.
4) The Board appoints a committee that includes parents to review the
questioned materials. The committee reports its recommendations to the
Board and the Board gives the final resolution.
Parent volunteers help enrich the students’ education and provide extra
assistance for teachers and school staff. Parents are urged to contact their
student's personnel if they can offer some time to help with any part of the school
VOLUNTEERS in Fanari – Academy of Greek Education
WHO: Parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends, older siblings
WHERE: Fanari – Academy of Greek Education
WHEN: School days, weekends
WHY: Our students and teachers could use your help!
• One-on-one tutoring
• Listening or reading with a child
• Special activities, celebrations
• Yard duties
Attendance and participation in class are essential if a student is to gain the
maximum benefit from his/her educational program. Parents are required to
inform the teacher each day of a student’s absence. The regular and punctual
school attendance of students is expected, encouraged, and, as necessary,
enforced. School attendance is an area of mutual cooperation between the
school, the parents and the student.
If a student is absent more than 20% of the school days, it is considered
excessive. Parents need to communicate with the teacher and administrator
about the student’s inability to attend regularly. The student needs to complete
the school work at home under the parent guidance. His progress needs to be at
satisfactory level to continue his enrollment at grade level at Fanari – Academy of
Greek Education. The Board will have the final decision on student’s cases that
have an excessive number of absences.
The behavior guidelines described in this section are general. The Fanari
students should additionally consider any special classroom expectations
as they are described in the disclosure statement given by the teacher at
the beginning of each new class.
All students shall comply with the regulations, pursue the required course of
study and submit to the authority of the teachers of the school. Willful defiance of
the valid school authorities constitutes good cause for suspension or expulsion.
Teachers shall hold students accountable for good conduct during class sessions
or during recess.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY
Teacher’s professional judgment, with the concurrence of the school
administration will determine whether cheating has occurred. Consequences will
be assigned at the level determined by the severity and number of the offense.
Consequences may be removal of school privileges, assignment of extra work,
and/or loss of grade.
A breach of academic integrity includes, but is not limited to: Cheating on tests,
exams, or any assessment activity; plagiarism; deliberate deception; stealing or
any unauthorized use of assessment tools, answer keys, or school records, etc.
Students shall dress appropriately for daily attendance at school. The type and
style of clothing and hairdo are individual and personal. The school shall be
concerned only when these are extreme and could cause school distraction,
disruption or be unsafe. Shoes must be worn at all times for safety reasons.
The administration is responsible for the final determination regarding the
appropriateness of extreme clothing. Teachers may refer a student to the
administrator if they feel that a student’s dress is in violation of school policy.
Electronic devices which are prohibited are portable music devices (i.e. I Pod,
MP3, CD, tape players, and external speakers); laser pointers, Game Boys or
other electronic game devices.
If a disruption occurs, the “school authority” shall direct the student to turn off the
device and/or confiscate it. If the “school authority” finds it necessary to
confiscate a device, he/she may either return it at the end of the class period or
school day or keep it until the school authority has consulted with the student’s
LIMITS TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Fanari school students shall have the right to exercise freedom of speech and of
the press. Any expressions which are forms of harassment, racial slurs, obscene,
libelous, or slanderous shall be prohibited.
GENERAL CLASS RULES
We believe that all students have the right to learn and all teachers have the right
to teach. Therefore, all students shall:
1. Be on time and prepared to work
a. Bring materials, books and assignments to class.
b. Be in their seats before instruction begins.
2. Show courtesy and respect for everyone.
a. Follow directions of all adults the first time without talking back.
b. Keep hands, feet, and objects to oneself.
c. Use appropriate language and actions.
d. Wait their turn to speak.
e. Show approval at assemblies by clapping.
f. Wear hats outside only.
g. Remember to use courteous words such as "please", "thank you", and
”excuse me" as often as possible.
h. Refrain from using "put downs".
3. Respect property.
a. No chewing gum at school.
b. Take care of school property and the property of others.
c. Keep feet on the floor, not on furniture.
4. Not disrupt the learning process.
a. Follow all classroom rules and procedures.
b. Use appropriate behavior in all classrooms, assemblies, hallways and on
c. Walk quietly through the building.
Fanari Academy of Greek Education will not tolerate physical assault, the
possession of weapons or the possession of illegal substances. Such serious
misbehavior will result in expulsion. Conduct that violates any federal, state or
city law is subject to the full range of disciplinary actions, including expulsion, in
addition to civil or criminal prosecution.
Bullying – (Intentional Harassment)
Bullying is defined as the repeated and systematic abuse and harassment of
another or others. Bullying and ridiculing-type conduct includes name calling,
mimicking, indifference and exclusion, invasions of personal space, inappropriate
touching, physical violence (hitting, kicking, pushing, and shoving) gender and
sex-based bullying, and extortion.
Specific observable bullying behavior:
•Deliberately hurtful teasing, taunting, name calling, ridicule, intimidation,
belittling, degradation, threats and demands;
•Domination and subduing are used repeatedly against the victim by the bully;
•Derisive and unfriendly mockery and laughter are directed at the victim;
•Isolation and exclusion of the victim is common among females who bully;
•Physically aggressive moves are common and frequently used against the
victim who is unable to defend her/himself;
•Fighting occurs between the victim and the bully in which the victim is unable to
protect her/himself and from which she/he tries to withdraw.
Vandalism/ Malicious Mischief
Any student who defaces, damages, or destroys any school property may be
suspended or expelled. Students and their parents shall be responsible for all
damage to equipment or school property. This responsibility applies in the matter
of books and supplies of all kinds, as well as equipment, buildings, grounds, and
false activation of the fire alarm.
It is a crime to engage in hazing activities. In addition, any student who
participates in hazing, or any act that causes or is likely to cause personal
humiliation or disgrace will be referred for suspension and/or expulsion.
Please see Guidelines for the Consequences of Misconduct (table 1 and table 2).
GUIDELINES FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF MISCONDUCT
Table 1. Type of Level I misconduct behavior and corresponding disciplinary actions
Misconduct Level I
Minimum: Time Out
Maximum: In-school suspension
• Classroom disturbance
• Inappropriate display of affection
• Dress code violation
• Language that is abusive or profane
• Selling or trading, e.g. toys, food
Table 2. Type of Level II misconduct behavior and corresponding disciplinary actions
Misconduct Level II
Minimum: Recess Restriction
• Disorderly conduct
• Ethnic or racial slurs
• Gang activities
• Destruction/defacement of property
• Threats, intimidation or verbal abuse of fellow students
• Sexual Harassment
• Sexual misconduct
• Possession or use of matches or lighters
• Possession or distribution of pornography
• Disrespect/defiance of school authorities
• Possession, use or sale of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs
Our main method of discipline is to engage your child in creative learning
activities so that problems are few. In addition, we use an appropriate for each
level reward and praise system to motivate our students to perform better.
A positive and effective discipline policy is important for educators, parents and
students. We believe that students must learn to accept responsibility for their
decisions and actions. We believe that student behavior management should be
consistent, positive and appropriate for each student. We believe in administering
logical consequences when students make poor conduct choices.
We believe that parental involvement is a key factor in helping our students to
learn responsibility. Parents/Guardians will be notified of actions taken by the
school for any punishable transgression beyond minor offenses.
Parents/Guardians will be involved in the development of intervention plans to
remedy significant or chronic behavior problems.
There are a set of school and classroom expectations that all students and staff
are to follow. The important element in the discipline policy is how well the
students understand the rules and consequences. At the beginning of each new
class, teachers will give to each student a disclosure statement which contains
any special classroom expectations. School rules are listed in the student
handbook. All students and parents will be asked to review the rules together at
the beginning of each year and to sign a form stating that they understand the
rules and consequences.
The following are disciplinary actions Fanari - Academy of Greek Education may
impose upon a student as a consequence for his or her misbehavior including,
but not limited to, restitution for damages. Definitions of these actions are listed
1. Verbal warning
2. Time Out
3. Recess Restriction
4. In School Suspension
5. Written notice
6. Conference between the student, parent/guardian and teacher or
DEFINITIONS OF DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
Classroom Time Out
When a student has interrupted the learning of others he or she is told to take a
Time Out. The student goes to a designated place in the classroom to reflect on
his or her behavior. Students are not sent to Time Out for an extended period of
time (suggested 1min/year of age). Students who receive multiple Time Outs are
referred to the administrator.
Recess restriction (detention) is an imposed condition which limits the free time
allotted to a student for disciplinary purposes. Students shall not be restricted
from eating snack nor from taking care of personal hygiene needs. The student
must be supervised by the administrator or school designee.
In School Suspension
The teacher may remove students from their regular classrooms for a period of
time. The students must work in a place where they are supervised by the
administrator or school designee. Parents/guardians will be included in the
decision to impose this punishment with a written notice (ex., E-mail). Prior to
applying this measure, the teacher must notify the parents in writing about the
possibility of “in school suspension” if misbehavior continues. In extreme cases of
misconduct, such as those listed on Table 2, a teacher may impose in school
suspension without prior notification to the parents/guardians.
1. The teacher who imposes a classroom suspension shall report all suspensions
in writing to the school administrator. Teachers explain in writing the reasons for
2. The school administrator shall report all suspensions by teachers in writing to
the Board of Directors.
When a student consistently violates a principle of the code of Conduct, the
teacher may submit a written notice to the administration. This is known as
Conduct Referral. The referral includes the nature of the violation, the
intervention taken and the signatures of the student (if applicable), a staff
member and a parent/guardian. A copy of the Conduct of Referral is sent home
and a copy is maintained in the school office. A Conduct Referral is treated
confidentially and is maintained separately from the student’s cumulative records.
Parent Teacher conference
The teacher shall ask the parent to attend a parent-teacher conference regarding
the student’s actions as soon as possible.
Expulsion means permanent withdrawal from the Fanari - Academy of Greek
Education. Expulsion requires the official action of the Governing Board. Formal
notification of expulsion is given to parents/guardians and kept on file in the
school office. In the event a student is recommended for expulsion from the
School, he or she is entitled to a hearing and, among other things, advance
written notice of the students’ rights and responsibilities. Written notice of these
due process rights shall be provided at least 10 days in advance of the date set
Discipline concerning Promotion and Graduation
Inappropriate student behavior may result in loss of promotion to the next grade
and graduation privilege and/or activities.
Corporal Punishment, defined as the deliberate infliction of physical pain as a
disciplinary measure, is prohibited by State law.
An amount of force that is reasonable and necessary for the “school authority” by
the School to quell a disturbance threatening physical injury to persons or
damage to property, for purposes of self-defense, or to obtain possession of
dangerous objects within the control of the pupil, is not and shall not be
construed to be corporal punishment.
In class observation
The teacher may request the presence of a parent/guardian during class to assist
with their child’s behavior especially if it is destructive for the rest of the students.
It is expected that the parent/guardian will assist as needed.
A complaint/grievance is anything that you perceive it to be – there is no
definition for a complaint/grievance and only you as an individual can determine
whether or not you feel aggrieved.
Stage One: It is advisable and highly recommended, in the first instance, to try
and resolve the problem informally with the person with whom you have the
grievance. Many issues may be resolved easily after a civilized and sincere talk
with the person you feel aggrieved by.
Stage Two: If the matter is not resolved informally, you should raise the matter in
writing with the class Teacher. If the grievance is with the Teacher to start with,
you should refer to Stage Three of the grievance procedure.
The Teacher will deal with your grievance as quickly as possible and normally
you can expect to receive a verbal response within a short period, and a written
response to your grievance within 1 week.
Stage Three: If the matter is not resolved at Stage One/or Stage Two or the
grievance is about the Teacher, you should raise the matter in writing with the
School Administrator. You can normally expect to receive a verbal response
within a short period, and a written response to your grievance within 1 week.
Stage Four: If your grievance has not been resolved at Stage Three you have
the right to raise the matter with the School Board. To do this you must inform the
Chair in writing that this is your intention and formally request that your grievance
is brought to the attention of the Board. A Panel will be formed by the School
Board, headed by the Chair, with at least two persons present who have not
been directly involved in the matters detailed in the complaint.
Your grievance, along with any supporting documentation submitted by yourself
and any other relevant information / evidence brought to the attention of the
Chair during the course of Stages Two and Three will be presented to the
Panel. You will be given the opportunity to present your grievance at this
meeting, and may be accompanied if you wish, although you will not be able to
remain during any deliberations that may take place following your presentation.
It is within the discretion of the Management to call any individual to assist in the
Findings and recommendations of the Panel will be drawn up, and copies issued
to the complainant, the School Board, the School Administrator, and where
relevant, the person/s complained about.
The final decision shall be taken at the School Board level and copies shall be
issued to the complainant, the School Board, the School Administrator, and
where relevant, the person/s complained about.
Written records are kept of all complaints, indicating whether they have been
resolved at the preliminary stage, or whether they have proceeded to a Panel
hearing, or whether they have been resolved by the school board.
All correspondence, statements and records of complaints are kept confidential.