Advocacy

The input from parents about a child’s needs is invaluable to teachers and administrators. It is a parent’s right to advocate for the best interests of his or her child.

We believe that the best approach is for parents and school staff to work as a team to clarify needs or problems and seek productive solutions. Parents should speak directly to the teacher or principal with concerns about their child, a teacher, the instructional program, or other matters to the school.

Prior to the implementation of discipline or corrective actions, individual students are assured substantive and procedural due process rights. There is an appeal process for disciplinary action taken as a result of infractions which occur within the co-curricular or interscholastic student activities programs.

For more information about this subject, see district policies and procedures:
Procedure 2150: Student Activities Programs
Procedure 2151: Interscholastic Activities Programs
Policy 3200: Student Rights and Responsibilities
Policy/Procedure 4220: Complaints Concerning School Personnel/Programs