CARES - Centralized Complaint Assessment & Referral Evaluation System

  • CARES; See something, say somethingConfidential Hotline - Available 24 hours a day!
    To report waste, fraud, corruption, abuse, or misconduct, please call CARES, (855) 561-1010, or click here to submit online. For technical support please email
    The Office of Inspector General is an independent office established by the School Board pursuant to Policy 1.092

Ways to File a Complaint

  • As directed by School Board Policy 1.092.5.d and the authority of the School District Superintendent, CARES provides a centralized, uniform clearinghouse for the receipt, assessment, referral, and tracking of misconduct complaints received by the SDPBC.

    There are three (3) ways to file a complaint available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

    Go to Ethical Advocate's website,, and create an account to submit a complaint. Ethical Advocate is completely independent of the School District. For technical support please email         

    Send an email to

    Call Toll-Free (855) 561-1010. For questions, call (561) 434-7342.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I have a complaint about the bus schedule and late pick-ups. Should I call CARES?

  • My performance evaluation was low. Can I file a complaint via CARES?

  • Can I make an anonymous report?

  • What should be reported?