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Heard Through the Grapevine

The District has established procedures to respond effectively to questions and suggestions from parents and residents. The procedures start with the person closest to the situation, as it is that person that will have the most information. Because situations sometimes require that additional staff become involved in the conversations, we have tried to categorize here the major areas of interest, with a list for each area of those responsible. If you have questions pertaining to the school district or your child’s progress, please do not hesitate to contact us. We encourage any and all questions from parents and residents concerning school matters.

 

 

Classroom Issues Involving an Individual Child    

(Classroom procedures, classroom behavior, grades, etc.)
For Grades K-5:    
Step 1- Classroom teacher; if not resolved…
Step 2- Building Principal; if not resolved
Step 3- Dr. Cheriese Pemberton, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability; if not resolved…    
Step 4- Dr. Joseph Giani, Superintendent of Schools

For Grades 6-12:
Step 1- Classroom teacher; if not resolved…
Step 2- Guidance Counselor; if not resolved…
Step 3- Subject area chairperson; if not resolved…
Step 4- Building Principal; if not resolved…
Step 5- Dr. Cheriese Pemberton, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability; if not resolved…    
Step 6- Dr. Joseph Giani, Superintendent of Schools

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Curriculum Questions    

(Subject matter being taught, textbooks and materials used, etc.)    

For Grades K-5:    
Step 1- Classroom teacher; if not resolved…    
Step 2- Amy Brennan, Director of Elementary Education...
Step 3- Building Principal; if not resolved…    
Step 4- Dr. Cheriese Pemberton, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability; if not resolved…    
Step 5- Dr. Joseph Giani, Superintendent of Schools    

For Grades 6-12:
Step 1- Classroom teacher; if not resolved…
Step 2- Subject area chairperson or Director; if not resolved…
Step 3- Building Principal; if not resolved…
Step 4- Dr. Cheriese Pemberton, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability; if not resolved…
Step 5- Dr. Joseph Giani, Superintendent of Schools

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Health and Safety Concerns

Step 1- Building Principal; if not resolved…
Step 2- Nelson C. Briggs, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel & General Administration; if not resolved…
Step 3- Dr. Joseph Giani, Superintendent of Schools

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Medical Concerns, K-12    

Step 1- School Nurse; if not resolved…
Step 2- Building Principal; if not resolved…
Step 3- Kerry Carson, Director of Student Support Services; if not resolved…
Step 4- Dr. Cheriese Pemberton, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability
Step 5- Dr. Joseph Giani, Superintendent of Schools

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Special Ed. Concerns/Special Needs, Pre-K-12

Step 1- Special Education Teacher/School Psychologist; if not resolved…
Step 2- Building Principal; if not resolved…
Step 3- Heather Giacomin, Dept. Chairperson/7-12; Rebecca Bilski, Dept. Chairperson/K-6; if not resolved…    
Step 4- Laurie O'Hara, Assistant Director of Student Support Services; if not resolved…
Step 5- Kerry Carson,Director of Student Support Services; if not resolved…
Step 6- Dr. Cheriese Pemberton, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Technology
Step 7- Dr. Joseph Giani, Superintendent of Schools

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Transportation Concerns

(Pick up, route problems, etc.)
Step 1- East End Bus Lines; if not resolved…
Step 2- Dr. Sam Gergis, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Management Services; if not resolved…
Step 3- Dr. Joseph Giani, Superintendent of Schools

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Budget Concerns/Questions

Step 1- Dr. Sam Gergis, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Management Services; if not resolved…
Step 2- Dr. Joseph Giani, Superintendent of Schools

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Other Transportation Concerns

(Behavior on school bus, etc.)
Step 1- Bus Driver; if not resolved…
Step 2- Building Principal; if not resolved…
Step 3- Dr. Sam Gergis, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Management Services; if not resolved…
Step 4- Dr. Joseph Giani, Superintendent of Schools

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Athletic Concerns

Step 1- Coach; if not resolved…
Step 2- Robert McIntyre, Athletic Director; if not resolved…
Step 3- Building Principal, if not resolved…
Step 4- Nelson C. Briggs, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel & General Administration; if not resolved…
Step 5- Dr. Joseph Giani, Superintendent of Schools

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Other After School Activities

Step 1- Activity Advisor- if not resolved…
Step 2- Building Principal; if not resolved…
Step 3- Nelson C. Briggs, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel & General Administration; if not resolved
Step 4- Dr. Joseph Giani, Superintendent of Schools

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Still not resolved? Please click  to email us with your question or suggestion.

If a matter remains unresolved after the above steps have been followed, an appeal can be sought at the level of the Board of Education. The primary responsibility of the Board is to set board policy for the school district. The Superintendent and staff are legally empowered to administer the school district and to put into operation the policies and decisions of the Board of Education.

 

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017