ADDRESSING CONCERNS IN USD 231

THE BEST ROUTE IS THE DIRECT ROUTE

Parents sometimes wonder where to turn with a question or a concern regarding their child or other school issues. Starting “too high up the ladder” often slows the process and necessitates backtracking to gain relevant and required information. Additionally, it can inadvertently exclude valuable allies.

The real question is - When you are unhappy with a particular answer or solution, where should you go, what should you do? These guidelines may be helpful for everyone involved:

  • If it is a classroom concern, start with your child’s teacher. They are in the best position to address classroom-related issues. If the problem is outside the teacher’s area of expertise or control, the teacher will refer you to the right person.

  • If you cannot resolve the problem with the teacher, go next to your child's school counselor, then to the principal or the assistant principal, who will almost always be able to resolve your problem or refer you to the right person.

  • If you still cannot resolve your problem, call or write Christi Whitter, Director of Elementary Education, at (913) 856-2000 or whitterc@usd231.com, or Heather Peeke, Director of Secondary Education, at (913) 856-200 or peekeh@usd231.com.

Finally, if you have still been unable to receive an answer to your question or concern, you are welcome to call or write the Superintendent, Dr. Brian Huff, at (913) 856-2004 or huffb@usd231.com.

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