1100 - Communication Protocol for Parents - Dispute Resolution
Communication Protocol for Parents – Dispute Resolution
The following guidelines are established so that students and/or parents may bring concerns to the attention of the most appropriate parties and have a process by which issues may be expressed, considered, and resolved.
- When a concern emanates from a classroom situation, students or parents should first discuss it with the teaching staff member most directly involved. Any of the parties may request that the Principal attend that meeting.
- If the parties concerned feel that the discussion has not led to a satisfactory conclusion, they may proceed to discuss the matter with the building Principal in an attempt to reach an amicable conclusion.
- Matters not satisfactorily resolved at the school level may be appealed to the Superintendent. The appeal should be in writing and specify the nature of the problem.
- When a decision is communicated by the Superintendent and is not deemed satisfactory by the parties involved, they may request a review of the decision by the Board of Education. Such request shall be submitted in writing. A committee of the Board of Education shall, through a fact finding process, review the Superintendent’s decision. The committee shall report the results of its fact finding and recommend appropriate action to the Board. The Board of Education shall render a written decision in a timely manner.
Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statutes
1-200 – 1-241 Public records and meeting
10-220 Duties of boards of education
Policy adopted: May 5, 2015
NEWTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Newtown, Connecticut
EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2015