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Policy: The board of education prohibits and will not tolerate any form of reprisal, retaliation or
discrimination against any employee who in good faith, based on a reasonable belief, has made
or intends to make a report to a member or employer of the general assembly, a state official, an
official of the school district, law enforcement or any other public official that there has been a
violation of federal, state or local law or rule, mismanagement, a gross abuse of funds, an abuse
of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.
An employee who reasonably believes that any such violation exists may file a grievance in
accordance with policy 104.0E1, Employee Complaint Policy, or a complaint in accordance with
policy 104.0, Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Complaint Policy
The provisions of this policy apply only to those situations in which an employee brings the
alleged unlawful activity, policy or practice to the attention of school officials or the board and
provides school officials or the board with a reasonable opportunity to investigate and correct the
alleged unlawful activity. If necessary, school officials or the board may specify reasonable
steps to protect the complaining employee from retaliation.
Each employee will receive a copy of this policy and will sign a statement verifying his or her
receipt and understanding of this policy.
Legal References: Sarbanes-Oxley Act, 18 U.S.C. 1513(e); Iowa Code Section 70A.28-29
Code No.: 401.5