Communicating with the School Board
As your elected representatives, School Board members welcome questions and conversations related to governing the District. Board members actively participate in many areas throughout the community, attending advisory council meetings, serving on committees and attending school and community meetings and events. Board members welcome invitations to your events and will make an effort to attend.
There are formal and informal opportunities to communicate with the School Board as a whole, as well as with individual Board members.
- Let's Talk: Use the Let's Talk form to submit questions, comments, suggestions, concerns or compliments.
- Email: If you wish to communicate with the entire Board, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All Board members will receive your correspondence; the Board Chair or Vice Chair respond to emails on behalf of the Board. If you wish to contact individual Board members, email addresses are published on the School Board home page.
- Telephone: For more complex or emotional topics, a phone call or face-to-face meeting may be most effective. Board member phone numbers are published on the School Board home page.
- Personal Meetings: Constituents who wish to meet with individual School Board members may arrange to do so by contacting individual members.
- Public Meetings: The Board meets at least monthly to conduct business and provide opportunities for public input. Here are the different options for public meetings:
Community Comment is a standing agenda item at each regular meeting of the School Board, typically held the first Thursday of the month. Community Comment is an opportunity for you to address the Board regarding an item included on the agenda of the meeting in accordance with established guidelines for public comment. Community Comments are scheduled early in the meeting agenda.
A School Board member attends each school's PTA/PTO meeting at least once per year and members are happy to attend additional meetings at the request of the PTA/PTO leadership. The Board respects the significant work and meeting time required for a PTA/PTO to operate effectively and, therefore, prefers to be invited to PTO/PTA meetings at the call of the PTO/PTA Executive Board.
Administrators in the District take pride in being very available to students, parents and community members.
Who to contact
The School Board delegates the administration and management of the District to the superintendent.
- Classroom issues should first be directed to the classroom teacher.
- School issues should first be directed to the school principal.
- District issues should be directed to the administrator responsible for the program or service involved.
- Operational or management issues are best directed to the school personnel or District Service Center personnel closest to the area of concern.
If the first-level of communication does not resolve the issue, the immediate supervisor, principal or superintendent should be the next contact.