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Chain of Communication
Chain of Communication / How to Effectively Communicate with School Officials
2019-2020 School Year

Parents are often discouraged when they attempt to communicate with central office administrators and are sent back to the building-based officials in order to resolve a problem their child may be experiencing in school. To prevent that frustration, parents can become informed about the “Chain of Communication”, or where to begin the communication sequence regarding their child’s problem. Parents should only contact the Case Manager or Director of Special Services if the parent has a child who is classified.

Many parental questions are easily and completely answered by communicating directly with the educator in charge of the class or program. Each situation should be addressed at whatever level the initial action was taken with appeals moving on to the next level on the chain of communication. The easiest way to communicate would be by email (please see the respective e-mail addresses listed below). A phone call would be the next preferable way to communicate.