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5271 - Reporting Improper Governmental Action (Whistleblower Protection)

  • Policy

The district encourages the reporting, consistent with the district’s procedures, of improper governmental actions by any district officers or employees and will protect employees against retaliatory actions for reporting improper governmental actions when the reports are made in compliance with this policy and related procedure.

District officers and employees are prohibited from taking retaliatory action against an employee because the employee has in good faith reported alleged improper governmental action in accordance with this policy and related procedure.

The superintendent/designee will establish procedures for receiving and acting on employee reports of improper governmental actions and responding to allegations of retaliation.


Cross References:

District Policy 3421 – Child Abuse and Neglect


Legal References: 

Chapter 42.41 RCW

Local Government Whistleblowers Protection


Management Resources:

2023 – December Issue

2015 – October Issue


Adoption Date:  September 20, 2006 

Revised Date: April 24, 2024


Administrator Responsibilities:

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