Recently, some staff members have been receiving positive "letters-to-file" that I wanted to make sure everyone understood. Essentially, according to Article 21A, administrators are allowed to submit documents to your office file, which is a folder that maintains records of each staff member in the building. This file may be looked at by future administrators inside or outside of your building when conducting any kind of investigations (or for future potential hirings).
Many principals do not even bother with positive letters-to-file so it is wonderful that ours are taking the time to make them. That being said, if you receive a negative letter-to-file you are allowed to (and encouraged to) respond to it to provide any context you feel is missing. This will also go into your file and be readable by others later. Here are some other guidelines to understand what to do with these files.