Niagara Catholic District School Board
COMPLAINT RESOLUTION POLICY
||April 28, 1998
||June 15, 2010
||March 29, 2011
Policy No. 800.3
STATEMENT OF POLICY
The Niagara Catholic District School Board is committed to open communication with its parents, Catholic ratepayers and all educational partners through effective system and school-based communication procedures.
The Board values and encourages an open and trusting culture that fosters, in individuals, a sense of comfort, without fear of reprisal. The Board encourages the resolution of conflicts within a process that is accountable, transparent and respectful of the complainant’s and the Board’s role in resolving conflicts in the best interest of students.
The Board recognizes that differences of opinion and concerns may arise during a school year. When differences in resolving a concern arise, there may be occasions when a complaint is made against an employee or a Trustee or the Niagara Catholic District School Board.
This Policy and Administrative Guidelines provides the process to resolve complaints in accordance with the Education Statutes and Regulations of Ontario, all applicable laws and statutes and the Mission Statement of the Board.
All Trustees and employees of the Niagara Catholic District School Board will co-operate to ensure that all complaints are dealt with in a fair, consistent and reasonable manner. It is expected that common courtesy and Christian charity will be used to obtain a prompt resolution and an opportunity for reconciliation between the parties.
Confidentiality of all complaints shall be maintained to the extent practicable and appropriate given the circumstances between the complainant and Board employees directly involved.
The Director of Education will issue Administrative Guidelines in support of this policy.