If that’s the sentiment of your school board members, they will be pleased to hear about Section 9 of newly enacted SB 1566. It amends Section 26.011, which is a statute that requires the board to have a grievance procedure to address complaints.
But not every complaint. Newly added subsection (b) says that the board is NOT required to hear a complaint “concerning a student’s participation in an extracurricular activity that does not involve a violation of a right guaranteed by this chapter.”
So those angry cheerleader moms or band booster dads will have to think about this if they want to get their complaint before the board. They will have to cite some section of the Education Code that they think the district is violating. A garden variety complaint about Susie Cheerleader or Biff Bandman will not get you there.
DAWG BONE: THE BOARD DOESN’T HAVE TO HEAR IT, BUT THE SUPERINTENDENT DOES.
File this one under: LEGISLATION 2017
Tomorrow: Toolbox Tuesday and a prediction for the All Star Game.